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 Material Information
Title: Suwannee Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: J.E. Pound
Place of Publication: Live Oak, Fla
Creation Date: December 12, 2008
Frequency: semiweekly[<1990-1994>]
weekly[ former <1897-1928>]
semiweekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Live Oak (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Suwannee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Suwannee -- Live Oak
 Notes
Review: The Suwannee Democrat LCCN: sn95026787 is one of the oldest continuously published weeklies in the State of Florida. It began publishing in 1884 in the city of Live Oak (FL). Noting the shifting demographics of Florida in the 20th century, in 1906, one observes that Live Oak was the fifth largest city in Florida, preceded only by Jacksonville, Pensacola, Tampa, and Key West. The Suwannee Democrat enjoyed a corresponding reputation as a journalistic leader in early 20th century Florida. For approximately two years, from 1906 through 1907, the weekly Suwannee Democrat was supplemented by the Live Oak (FL) Daily Democrat LCCN: sn95026788. The Suwannee Democrat has won numerous awards from the Florida Press Association, both as in the weekly category and for the quality of its agricultural reporting. In its early days, the Suwannee Democrat reported a Democrat Party affiliation. The newspaper's first editor hid under an assumed name when he was suspected of murder. A deathbed confession by the actual perpetrator allowed him to resume his true identity: F.R. McCormack. Very little else, however, is known of F.R. McCormack. Fires have taken their toll on the Suwannee Democrat. In 1906, a disgruntled printer left by railroad on the night that its offices burned to the ground. Arson again in October 1995, destroyed a historic block of Live Oak's downtown and the newspaper's office was one of the casualties. Lost in the fire were last-known issues of the Suwannee Democrat dating from 1897 through 1900. The issues had just been scheduled for preservation microfilming under the auspices of the U.S. Newspaper Program, when they were destroyed. The event was bitterly regretted and served to show the precariousness of local newspaper archives. Live Oak is the seat of Suwannee County (FL) government. Suwannee County is surrounded on three sides by the Suwannee River. And, its karst topography gives the area an abundance of natural springs and fresh water. Industries of the region, particularly during the early days of the Suwannee Democrat, were lumber, turpentine and cotton. Live Oak was known for its grist and lumber mills. The character of these industries and the regional economy survived through the 1920s, when economic down-turn resulted in change. Change was already being seen as early as 1910, when the poultry underwent industrialization in the county. Poultry took such a strong foothold in Suwannee County that even front yards were cultivated for the production of feed grains. Agriculture and other land-based industries, particularly forestry and related industries, were also seeing change with the establishment of nurseries supplying hybrid bulbs and plants to markets. The Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression brought change and growth to a halt. With recovery, the region became semi-rural. Florida's demographic shifts, both that following World War II and the completion of the Interstate Highway System initiated by Governor Bryant in the 1960s, have marked a trend of increasing urbanization in Suwannee County.--E. Kesse, University of Florida Digital Library Center.
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Additional Physical Form: Archived issues are available in digital format as part of the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 12, 1897.
General Note: Editor: F.R. McCormack, <1910>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 12 (Nov. 20, 1897).
 Record Information
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 33273856
lccn - sn 95026787
issn - 2151-5387
Classification: lcc - Newspaper
System ID: UF00028422:00499
 Related Items
Related Items: Live Oak daily Democrat
Preceded by: Banner (Live Oak, Fla.)
Preceded by: Suwannee leader
Preceded by: Suwannee citizen

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124th YEAR, NO. 17


3 SECTIONS, 38 PAGES


Serving Suwannee County since 1884


50 CENTS


County's


error


costs


S20K
Landowners
didn't get
notice of
hearing
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0 BakIng news
By Vanessa Fultz
vanressa.fultz@gaflnews.com
The county has paid
$20,000 in damages for
failure to notify nearby
landowners of an im-
pending zoning change.
The lawsuit itself end- �
ed in May when Cir-
cuit Judge David Fina
overturned the county
zoning board's 2006
decision to allow a mo-
tocross track to operate
on land adjacent to
SEE COUNTY'S, PAGE 16A


We'll

miss

you,

Shirley
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Shirley Hatch has
been part of our
sister paper,
The Branford
News, since it
was founded.
Forty-one years
later, she's decided
to move on.
By Robert Bridges
The headline in the
Aug. 4, 1967 edition
of The Branford News
- the inaugural issue -
reads, "Branford Men
In Corporation For
Newspaper." But it
was a. woman who for
the next 41 years
would be the heart and
soul of the publica-
tion. Now Shirley
SEE WE'LL, PAGE 16A





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Search begins for


a new top 'Dog


Scarborough


By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com
The search committee tasked with
finding a new head football coach
for Suwannee High met for the first
time Tuesday, said Superintendent of
Schools Jerry Scarborough. The


... here's the steeple


last week. Here workers remove the old one. - Photo: Staff


Lifeflight copters

now cleared to fly

in iffy weather


By Jeff.Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com
In a severe medical
emergency, air support,
in the form of lifeflight
helicopters, can be a
lifesaver. Problem is,
the weather doesn't .al-
ways cooperate. Cloud
cover or heavy fog of-
ten ground flights to
trauma centers in
Gainesville or Jack-
sonville. Public Safety
Director Charlie Con-
ner said that lifeflights
from Suwannee County
were canceled at least


10 times in one recent
month due to low visi-
bility.
Things may finally
be changing for the
better. Shands Health-
Care announced Tues-
day that its ShandsCair
helicopter, now
equipped with global
positioning capabilities,
has received Federal
Aviation Administra-
tion approval to fly and
land in cloudy and fog-
gy weather. Shands
Live Oak is one of sev-
SEE LIFEFLIGHT, PAGE 5A


committee consists of 19 citizens,
former SHS athletes and school em-
ployees.
"They're just some individuals who
expressed (a desire) to .take the ath-
letic program to another level and to
SEE SEARCH, PAGE 16A


School

bus crash

injures one
No students were
on board at the time
of the accident.
BY Je"ft' 1ters
An accident involving a
Suwannee County school bus
Tuesday sent a Live Oak man
to the hospital with minor in-
juries. No students % ere
.ibojud the bus at the tme ot
the cra.sh.
According to a Florida
Highway Patrol report, a 1997
GMC van failed to stop at the
intersection of CR 252 and
137 at around 6:55 a.m The
van was struck on the right
side by a 2004 school bus,
driven by 51-year-old Chin-
neta Faue Butler of Wellborn.
The %an overturned once
and came to a final rest on
CR 137. The bus stopped on
the shoulder of CR 252.
The driver of the %an, Ser-
gio Hernandez. 17. of Live
Oak fled the scene but \was


SEE SCHOOL, PAGE 16A


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'holding


steady,


family


reports

But Shands downgrades
Tom Abercrombie's
condition to critical
By Jeff Waters
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Tom Abercrombie, badly hurt in a fall
at his home Saturday, was listed in criti
cal condition at Shands UF Thursday, a
hospital spokeswoman said. Abercrom-
bie's condition had been upgraded to se-
rious on Wednesday. The nature of the
setback was not immediately clear.
Abercrombie, dean of students at
Suwannee Middle School, was hurt
when a ladder collapsed and he fell from
the roof of his home onto the concrete
SEE COACH A, PAGE 5A

Ch ristmas

tour of homes
is Saturday
By Vanessa Fultz
vanessa.fultz@gaflnews.com
The public is invited to tour five of
Live Oak's finest homes. Altrusa Inter-
national of Live Oak will host its 6th an-
nual Christmas tour of homes on Satur-
day. This year's tour features five homes
decked out with holiday finery. The
homes of George and Felicia Blow, Ed
and Stacy Henderson, Mike and Cher
Mahan, Brent and Debbie McCall and
Richard and Marilyn Jones are on this
year's tour.
SEE CHRISTMAS, PAGE 5A


Dr. Hamdi Saleh, an Egyptian undersecretary of state and former ambassador to Cuba,
Mozambique and a number of other nations, received a key to the city of Live Oak from
City Council President John Hale (left) recently. Saleh was the guest of Pastor Frank
Davis (right) and wife Amanda of Melody Christian Center. Davis met Saleh in 2001 on a
missions trip to Havana. The two became friends and have stayed in touch over the
years. When Davis learned that Saleh would be lecturing at the Middle East Center at'FSU
he invited him to visit Live Oak. - Photo: Submitted


Today
Weather


For more weather, go to
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MERRY CHRISTMAS


During this holiday season and every day of the year, we wish
you all the best.
Keith Scott
Financial Advisor www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC
914 North Ohio Avenue
Live Oak, FL 32064 *y
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ON THE FLIPSIDE


HOW TO REACH US

Switchboard, 386-362-1734
Fax, 386-364-5578
Email, www.suwanneedemocrat.com
Mail, P.O. Box 370
Live Oak, FL 32064
Office, 211 Howard Street East
* Publisher,
Myra Regan, ext. 122



CONTACT US WITH

YOUR COMMENTS
If you have any questions or
concerns, call us at 386-362-1734
or visit our web site at
www.suwanneedemocrat.com



NEWSROOM
N Editor,
Robert Bridges, ext. 131
* Reporter,
Vanessa Fultz, ext. 134
N Reporter,
Jeff Waters, ext. 133



ADVERTISING
E Advertising Manager,
Monja Robinson, ext. 105
0 Sr. Advertising Representative,
Bill Regan, ext. 107
* Advertising Representative,
Tami Stevenson, ext. 109
* Advertising Representative,
Louise Sheddan, ext. 141
* Telesales Ad Representative,
Nancy Goodwin, ext. 103
* Classified/Legal,
Janice Ganote, ext. 102



CIRCULATION
0 Circulation Manager,
Angie Sparks, ext. 152
E Circulation
Service Hours, M-F 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Subscription Rates,
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Sirntrrat


Tickets on sale!
Starting Dec. 1
Giles.Hdliday House Extravaganza is holding a fund-raising
event to benefit Suwanhee Valley 4Cs. Event dates. are: Dec. 12 -
14-:from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dooir prize drawings will be. held on Sun-
day, Dec. 14 at 8:30. Tickets are $10 per person and went on sale
Dec. 1. Ticket locations: First Federal Bank locations in Lake
City and Live Oak and at John Burns State Farm Office on Main
Blvd. in Lake City.

Register now!
The Live Oak Artist Guild will hold a series of holiday themed
workshops for children of all ages. Saturday, Dec. 13, children
are invited to participate in "Santa's Workshop" making a number
of different items for holiday gifts. Morning and afternoon class-
es will be available. Tuesday, Dec. 16, fabric artist Sue Ruda,
will teach fabric painting on a silk scarf. All classes are limited in
size, pre-registration required, and are offered at $25 per session.
Live Oak Artist Guild and Cultural Center is located at 213
2nd Street, NW, just north of Duval Street and US 129. The
gallery is open Wednesday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and
Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information and
class registration call the gallery at 386-364-5099.

American Legion turkey shoot
Dec. 13 & 27
The American Legion, Harry C. Gray Memorial Post 107, will
be holding a turkey shoot Saturday, Dec. 13 and 27 at 12:30 at
10726 142nd Street in McAlpin (six niles south of Live Oak on
US 129, left on 142nd Street). Food, snacks and other refresh-
ments available. 12 gauge shotguns only. Shells furnished by le-
gion. For more information call 386-362-5987 or 386-658-2447.
The event is open to the public.

Christmas cantata
at Advent Christian
Village Church
Dec. 13-14
Three Performances Presented by The Chancel Choir, Chil-
dren's Choir, Hand Bell Choir and Drama Team. Dates are Dec.
13, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.; Dec. 14, Sunday, 10:00 a.m.; and Dec.
14, Sunday, 3:00 p.m. For best seats, be in sanctuary 30 minutes
early.
Dining Opportunities - Sunday Buffet, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30
p.m.; Saturday, The Village Caf6 (till 7:00 p.m.); and
Saturday, The Lopii' Gopher Deli (5:00-7:00 p.m.).

Altrusa Christmas tour of homes
Dec. 13
Altrusa International. Inc. of Live Oak is proud to announce
it's 6th Annual Tour of Homes on Saturday, Dec. 13. Five of
Live Oak's most beautiful homes will be decked out in their hol-
iday finery and available for touring from noon until 5 p.m. The
tour begins at the Live Oak Garden Club, where maps will be
provided and refreshments will be served.
Tickets to the tour are $10 each, and may be purchased at
Windstream Communications, Live Oak City Hall, McCrimon's
Office Systems, the Supervisor of Elections office, or from any
Altrusa member.
This tour is the major fundraiser event for Altrusa. All pro-
ceeds will go- directly to the community projects supported by


the local club. Donations of time and money go to agencies such
as Vivid Visions, Take Stock in Children, Haven Hospice, Preg-
nancy Crisis Center, local school reading programs, along with
scholarships and in-kind donations to other organizations.
For more information about the tour, please contact Esther
Bass, tour chair, at 364-2502.
Altrusa International, Inc. of Live Oak is an organization of
professional women in diversified careers. Major emphases are
in the areas of literacy and women's issues. For further informa-
tion about Altrusa, please contact Barbie Scott, president, at
386-362-2171, or Dana Esco, membership chair, at 386-209-
1871.

Drug Coalition morning mixer
Dec. 16
The Suwannee County Drug Free Coalition cordially invites you
to our morning mixer Tuesday, Dec. 16 from 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
at the coalition office at 813 Pinewood Dr. (Two doors down
from Christ Central. Ministries). Join us for refreshments, fellow-
ship and information about our efforts to keep Suwannee County
youth safe and drug free.

Boyd staff holds office hours in
Live Oak and Branford
Dec. 17
A member of Congressman Allen Boyd's (D-North Florida)
staff will be visiting Live Oak and Branford on the third Wednes-
day of every month so the people of Suwannee County have the
opportunity to discuss issues of concern.
Congressman Boyd's staff is trained to assist constituents with
a variety of issues relating to various federal agencies. It is im-
portant to Congressman Boyd that his staff is available for those
who are not able to travel to either his Panama City or Tallahas-
see office.
Office Hours with Congressman Boyd's Staff - Live Oak:
Dec. 17, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Live Oak City Hall. Branford:
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Branford Town Hall, Council Chambers.

Veritas school holds Christmas
program
Dec. 18
The Veritas School of Suwannee and Columbia counties, a
Christian and Classical school, is presenting its annual Christmas
program in the auditorium of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in
Wellborn on Thursday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. The public is cordially
invited to attend.

Artist series'
Dec. 21
Live! At Dowling Park Artist Series at Advent Christian Village,
presents Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, A Christmas Pops
Concert on Sunday, December 21, The Village Church, 3:00 p.m.
Matinee
- A Taste of Sugar Plums - Varied Holiday Treats ~
(Join us in Rumph Dining Room immediately following the con-
cert!)
Tickets: Member: $15, Non-Members/Other Adults: $17, Student
(ages 13-18): $6, Children (ages 5-12): $5, Children (ages 4 and
under): free
For more info about this performance, please call Dick Grillo at
(386) 658-5557, or e-mail dgrillo@acvillagenet.


Serving Suwannee County Since 1884


The Suwannee Democrat, published
Wednesday and Friday.
Periodicals postage paid at
Live Oak, FL 32064. Business located
at 211 Howard Street East, Live Oak,
FL. Publication number 530180.

"POSTMASTER:
Send address changes to Suwannee
Democrat, PO Box 370, Live Oak, FL
32064." Annual subscription rate is
$33 in county, $48 out of county and
$48 out of state. Subscribe online at
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OFFICE HOURS
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Letters, comments and-opinions on
the Viewpoint & Opinions page are
not necessarily those of the .
management/ownership of the
Suwannee Democrat.


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Letters may be mailed, faxed or
e-mailed to our office. All letters'are
read. Not all letters are published.
Letters may be edited to fit available
space. The editor should not alter the
writer's point of view. Well written
letters require less editing. Keep it to
the point, an ideal range is 150 to
200 words. Please include your
name, address and day and evening
phone numbers for verification.
Letters MUST be signed. Letters to
the editor can be limited to one
letter per quarter per individual.


RANT & RAVE HOTLINE
Here's your chance to tell everyone what you
think! Callers may dial 208-8314 and leave a
message to express their thoughts, good or
bad, 24/7 about issues and politics, but not
about private individuals or businesses. If you
prefer, you may e-mail your comments to
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not necessary, but please, C,---r
take 30 seconds or less for \
your message.
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Editor's note: The
Suwannee Democrat
prints the entire arrest
record each week. If
your name appears here
and you are later found
not guilty or the charges
are dropped, we will be
happy to make note of
this in the newspaper
when judicial proof is
presented to us by you
or the authorities.
The following abbre-
viations are used below:
SCSO-Suwannee
County Sheriff's Office
LOPD-Live Oak Po-
lice Department
FDLE-Florida De-
partment of Law En-
forcement
FHP-Florida Highway
Patrol
FWC-Florida Wild life
Commission
DOT-Department of
Transportation


OALE-Office of Agri-
cultural Law Enforce-
ment
P & P-Probation and
Parole
USMS-US Marshals
Service
ATF-Department of
Alcohol, Tobacco and
Firearms
DOC-Department of
Corrections j
Dec. 9, Christopher
Bonds, 26, 11314 142nd
st, McAlpin, Florida, P &
P S. Schadlbauer, Col CO
Wrt, VOP O/ C grand
theft
Dec. 9, Patrick Clayton,
50, 404 Anna Ave, Lot 8,
Live Oak, Florida, LOPD
Kinsey, . Disorderly
conduct, battery. on LEO,
Resist q/o violence
Dec. 9, Glenn Earl


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Professional Surveying and Mapping


G P.O. Box 1501
Lake City, Florida 32056
I Fax 904-339-9229


David Gore
Cell: (386) 365-0298
Email: dgore@dgsurveying.com


Scott Daniel, PSM
Cell: (386) 208-4176
Email: sdaniel@dgsurveying.com
494325-F


Granville, Jr. 23, 1120
Silas Drive, Live- Oak,
Florida, LOPD S Riggs,
Suw Cty Wrt O/C
burglary of dwelling,
grand theft, deal stln
property, per jury falce
declaration, viol of pawn
broker act
Dec. 9, Daniel
Hollingsworth, 64, 18256
81st Road, McAlpin,
Florida, P & P Donaldson,
VOP O/C Misc Child
abuse
Dec. 9, James Alan Kelly,
34, 7388 176th Street,
McAlpin, Florida, SCSO
L. McDnaile, FTC 0/C
Pos -20 grm canna, poss
drug paraph, Columbia
Co Wrt
Dec. 9, Joseph M.
McMullen, 36, 101 SR
Davaca Glenn, Lake City,
Florida, SCSO Greaves,
Fleeing and eluding
DWLS/R, resisting w/o
violence, Col Co Wrt,
$7000 surety bond
Dec. 9, Timothy Dwayne
J. Pittman, 34, 8897 CR
137 Wellborn, Florida,
SCSO, S. St John,
Burglary, grand theft
Dec. 9, Charles Edward


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Taylor, 39, 1920 Tripaul
Court Bartow, Florida,
SCSO S. St. John,
burglary of vehicle, grand
theft, resist w/o violence
Dec. 9, Pamela Jean
Thompkins, 26, 826 SW
9th Street, Live Oak,
Florida, SCSO <.
McDaniel, Agg/assault.w
deadly weap
Dec. 9, William Joseph
Wyatt, 39, 305 Carlton St.
Lakeland, Florida, SCSO
S. St. John, burglary,
grand theft"
Dec. 10, Christopher
Robet Cottle, 23, 4718
Dundee Rd L,
Jacksonville, Florida,
SCSO S. Law, VOCC
Grand theft III
Dec. 10, Teffanie S.
Cummings, 32, 6406
Harlow- Blvd,
Jacksonville, Florida,
SCSO S. Law, VOP O/C
Pass worthless check



Rotary

winners
Winners of the
Rotary Shopping
Spree held
Dec. 8 are:
Grand Prize ($2,500
Visa gift card):
Ray Kelley
1st Prize: ($1,500 Visa
gift card):
Ronnie Poole
2nd Prize:
($1,000 Visa gift
card):
Ray Hodge


Dec. 10, Matthew Kyle
Deese, 29, 10397 184th
Street, McAlpin, Florida,
SCSO J. Cameron,
Burglary; grand theft iii,
poss burg tools, criminal
mischief
Dec. 10, Joseph Maurice
McMullen, 36, 9570
180th Street, McAlpin,
Florida, FHP R. 'Gill,
drive while license susp
Dec. 10, Thelma Loui
Ordonez-Cruz, 51, 316
Helvenston St. SE. Live
Oak, Florida, SCSO K.
Osborne, VOP (DWLS)
Ham. Co cash only
Dec. 10, Joseph K.
Russell, 37, 6307 SW
Washington Street, Mayo,
Florida, P & P S. Ohara,
Lafayette Co warrant,
VOP O/C Res W/O viol,
VOP O/ C battery
Dec. 10, Matthew David
Steele, 27, 1645 W 24th
Street, Jacksonville,
Florida, SCSO . S. Law,
VOP (Sale of cannabis
w/l 1000 feet, poss cont
subst
Dec. 10, James Winston
Toole, 38, 18231 115th
Place, McALpin, Florida,
P & P N. Cagle, Viol
probation o/c, gm theft
III, brug dwell





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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12,2008


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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2008 U SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT/LIVE OAK PAGE 3A


By Cody Webb

A few weeks back you
may remember me talking
about a game titled I was
hoping it was a good
game and I had such high
hopes for it. Well, I'm
glad to say that my hopes .
have been fulfilled. Fall-
out 3 may be one of the
best RPG-style games I Cody Webb
have ever played. Is it
worth your time, though?
Fallout 3 was created by Bethesda
Softworks, the masterminds behind the
popular Oblivion. It's rated M for a
very good reason, this is definitely not
a game for the kiddies. It's available
for the PS3, Xbox 360 and the PC, al-
though there does seem to be difference
between available items in each ver-
sion. That's just my opinion, it may not
be true. .
Bethesda did an excellent job of
keeping the Fallout series' dark humor
intact, from the brilliant writing, to the
speech choices you can pick from.
They crafted a very good and very in-
teresting storyline, with a beginning
that will make anybody teary. Although
the ending was a bit of a let-down, I
won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't
played it. The NPC's even have their
own personalities, like the out-there
Moira Brown or the kind-but-timid
feeling you'll get when you talk to
Gob.
The game begins rather interestingly,
literally at the point where your charac-
ter comes into the world. From here,
you'll pick your name, ethnicity and
what you'll look like when you grow
up. After all of this, your father takes
off his doctor's mask and reveals a face
very similar to your character's. You'll
go through a tutorial cleverly designed
as you're aging from a baby to a
teenager. And after a brief chase from


Beginning Jan. 13, 2009 City Council-
man for District 4 Mark Stewart invites
his constituents to "Coffee With yourt
Councilman" at JAVA JAX located in the
Publix shopping center.


the Vault, you're re-
leased onto the Capitol
Wasteland.
Fallout 3 is, simply
put, gorgeous; from the
wreckage of buildings
to the ripple effect of
water if you shoot it.
You can tell the team at
S < Bethesda really put their
all into the game's sce-
nary. Cars explode into
lovely mini-mushroom
clouds, and you can ac-
tually feel like you're wandering about
a desolate wasteland. The enemies and
characters even look great, although it
tends to be a pain to get a good look at
something that's trying to kill you. The
Ghouls will even gross you out with
how well they're rendered, missing
patches of skin and mold growing on
them.
The shooting mechanics tend to get
just a little bit off from time to time,
but whenever you feel that your aim is-
n't steady, go into the new VATS mode.
This is where the. game will pause the
action while focusing on your targeted
enemy, giving you the ability to aim at
different parts of their body. You can
cripple their arms to make their aim
worse, or make them limp by crippling
a leg. Or you could just go for the
quick kill and put all of your shots into
their heads. Be sure to keep an eye on
your Action Points, though, these are
needed to dictate how many times you
can attack per VATS use. They recharge
when you're not in VATS though.
So is this game worth your time and
hard-earned dollars? Yes, very much so.
If you love RPG's, Fallout 3 has an in-
credible story for you to step into and
tell. If you like just shooting things,
well, there's plenty of that here. I defi-
nitely recommend this game to anyone
who's interested in it, it'll make a great
Christmas gift for any young adult!


Come and meet with him on the sec-
ond Tuesday of each month from 7 a.m.
till, 8:30 a.m. This will be a time t' get'to
'know each other and discuss current is-
sues and citizen concerns.


State parks invite visitors


to enjoy holiday events

- Events in Florida's state parks
celebrate the holiday season -


The Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection's (DEP) Florida Park
Service invites visitors to celebrate the
holiday season at a state park throughout
December. From festivals and tea parties
to caroling and special tours, state parks
are hosting events for residents and visi-
tors to commemorate the season.
"State parks offer a wide variety of hol-
iday festivities that families and friends of
all ages and abilities cari participate in,"
said Florida Park Service Director Mike
Bullock. "We invite visitors to experience
state parks this season to celebrate the
holidays and learn more about Florida's
natural and cultural resources."
Holiday events throughout Florida's
state parks include:
* Christmas Greenery Workshop, Thurs-
day, Dec. 11, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Maclay Gardens State Park and The
Friends of Maclay Gardens, Inc. will host
a Christmas Greenery Arranging Work-
shop. All materials, will be provided for
$15.00. For more information and to reg-
ister, call (,850) 487-4556.
* Christmas in the Park, Friday, Dec. 12
and Saturday, Dec. 13, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00
p.m. Big Lagoon State Park and the
Friends of Big Lagoon/Perdido Key State
Park, Inc. will host "Christmas in the
Park" to thank the public for their support
through the year. Guests can walk through
the park to enjoy Christmas lights and
decoration displays., Santa Claus will ar-
rive at 6:00 p.m. each night. Park entrance
fee will be waived for participants. For
more information, call (850) 492-1595.
* Christmas Lights Show, Dec. 12, 13,,
19 and 20, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Three
Rivers State Park invites visitors on a
scenic drive through the park to enjoy the
light displays. Park entrance fee will be
waived for participants. For more infor-
mation, call (850) 482-9006.
* Holiday Cruise and Dinner, Saturday,
December 20, 5:00 p.m. The park will
host an evening cruise on the Wakulla
River and dinner in the historic lodge fol-
lowed by an old-fashioned sing-a-long in
the lobby by the Christmas tree. Tickets
are $29.00 for adults and $18.00 for chil-
dren 12 and undet.-IReservation's are suig-'
gested. For more information, call (856)
926-0700."" ........
* Candlelight Tour of Historic Wesley
Mansion, Saturday, Dec. 20, 5:00 p.m. to
8:00 p.m. Eden Gardens State Park and
the Friends of Eden invite visitors for a
traditional walk through the luminaries to


the Historic Wesley House. Inside, visi-
tors will be greeted by Christmas carols
and two harpists. After the tour is com-
pleted, the Friends of Eden will provide
refreshments in the pavilion. Park en-
trance fee is waived for participants, how-
ever donations are greatly appreciated.
For more information, call (850) 231-
1167.
S11 th Annual Nights of Lights, Friday,
Dec. 5 through Thursday, Dec. 11, 6:00
p.m. to 8:30 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 5 and
Saturday, Dec. 6, there will be free re-
freshments, live entertainment and Santa
will be available for pictures. Dec. 7
through 11, lights and decorations only
will be on display. A luminary walking
tour will feature lights, luminaries and
holiday decorations throughout the park.
Admission to the event is a new toy or
non-perishable food items to'benefit the
Citrus United Basket, a local food bank.
For more information, call (352) 726-
0315.
* Santa Over the Rainbow, Dec. 12, 13,
14, 19, 20, 21, 26 and 27, 6:00 p.m. to
8:30 p.m. The Friends of Rainbow
Springs bring Santa Claus to Dunnellon.
Guests can walk through the wonderland :
of lights that decorate the headsprings
area of Rainbow Springs State Park, see
Mr. and Mrs. Claus come up the Rainbow
River on a lighted boat and visit with San-
ta's elves while listening to Christmas car-
ols. Dec. 26 and 27 will feature, lights
only. Admission is $1.00 pler person and
photos with Santa are $2.00. For more in-
formation, call.(352) 465-8555.
* Festival of Lights, Saturday, Dec. 13,
10:00 a.m. Breakfast with Santa, craft
demonstrations, special concerts and a
holiday gift sale are among activities visi-
tors will enjoy during the Festival of
Lights. Regular park admission fees are
waived for the festivities, but a donation
of canned goods or a new toy is request-
.ed. For more information and a full
schedule of events, call (386) 397-4331.
* Christmas Celebration of.Lights, Fri-
day, Dec. 19 through Wednesday, Dec. 24,
5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sponsored by the
Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife
Park, the community is invited to enjoy(
thousands of twinkling lights, decorations
'and holiday music. A variety of entertain-
ments will be scheduled and refreshments
will be available. Admission is a recom-
mended donation of $2.00 for adults and
$1.00 for children ages 3 through 12. For
more information, call (352) 628-5343.


Boyd staff holds office hours

in Live Oak and Branford


A member of Congressman
Allen Bo'd's (D-North Florida)
staff will be visiting Live Oak and
Branford on the third-Wednesday
of every month so the people of
Suwannee County have the oppor-
tunity to discuss issues of con-
cern.
Congressman Boyd's staff is
trained to assist constituents with
a variety) of issues relating to vari-


ous federal agencies. It is impor-
tant to Congressman Boyd that his
staff is available for those who are
not able to travel to either his
Panama City or Tallahassee office.
Office Hours with Congressman
Boyd's Staff - Live Oak: Dec.
17, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Live
Oak City Hall. Branford: 1:00
p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Branford Town
Hall. Council Chambers.


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Saturday, December 13th

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Special sales and a variety of vendor booths.
If interested in renting a booth call 658-5200


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Located at 23353 CR 250, 1/2 mile east
of the caution light in Dowling Park


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suwannee living


Cpl. Trey A. Reeves returns from Iraq


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* Landen & Blue

Bart and Joy Landen, of Live Oak, would like to
remind you of the approaching marriage of their
daughter, Tracy Lynn Landen to Jayson Colby Blue,
son of Jayson Calvin Blue, of Perry, and Beverly
Mullis Blue, of Mayo.
The ceremony will take place Dec. 13, 2008 at 2
p.m. at Lighthouse Christian Center in Mayo. A re-
ception will follow at Alton Church of God in
Mayo.
Local in% itations. will not be sent. All friends'and
faminu are invited to attend.


* Jackson & Skinner
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Jackson, of Live Oak, would
like to remind you of the approaching marriage of
their daughter, Hannah, to Fain, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ronnie Skinner. of Live Oak.
The ceremony\ ". ill take place Dec. 13, 2008 at 4
p.m at First Baptist Church of Lic- Oatk Arecep-
tion \\ ill follow at the National Guard Armory. Lo-
cal invitations. ill not be sent. All friends and fami-
ly are invited to-attend.


SHS Key Club helps feed
Suwannee Countians
The Suwannee High School Key Club recently
held a canned food drive to assist families in our
county with holiday food needs. In addition to col-
lecting 1,200 cans and packaged food items, the
Key Club also generously donated ten turkeys to be
distributed to families. Remaining food items were
sent to local food banks and churches.
The Key Club is the largest high school service
organization in the world, which promotes commu-
nity service, leadership development, and fellow-
ship. The SHS chapter is sponsored the Live Oak
Kiwanis Club and this years president is Shelby
Brothers.
We appreciate the generosity of all of. the students
and adults who participated in this service project.


Daniel Allen graduates
from Excelsior College
Daniel Wa ne Allen, of L ie Oak. has earned
a bachelor of science decree from Excelsior
College.
. Located in Albany. N.Y. 'E,.c.l'io College t
( ww.excelsior.edui is an a'credied, pri' ate,
nonprofit institution that focu..es on the needs of
working adults.


Recreational .
championship **


Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Trey A.
Reeves, son of Ronald W. Crone, of
Live Oak, and fellow Marines and
sailors of Marine Wing Support
Squadron 172 (MWSS-172), Marine
Wing Support Group 17 (MWSG-
17), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1st
MAW), Marine Corps Air Station
Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, recently
returned from a seven-month de-
ployment to Iraq in support of Op-.
eration Iraqi Freedom and the Glob-
al War on Terrorism.
MWSS-172 supplied support to
the forward element of Marine Air-
craft Group 16, 3rd MAW (For-
ward), to include tenant and visiting
squadrons at Al Asad Air Base, An-
bar province, Iraq, as well as pro-
vided combat service support
throughout the province.
MWSS-172 constructed more
than 25 helicopter landing zones
throughout Anbar province and built
a refuel and replenishment point
about 100 miles north of the Eu-
phrates River, increasing the opera-
tion area of'the 3rd MAW. Addition-
ally, the squadron's motor trans-
portation company carried 103, 062
tons of cargo more than 429, 733
miles between March 25 and
Oct.15, and the squadron's explo-
sive ordnance disposal unit aided
the newly-trained Iraqi EOD sol-
diers with controlled detonations as
well as responded to local area re-
quests for EOD support.
The sailors of MWSS-172 are pri-
marily corpsmen, including aug-
ments from Marine Aircraft Group
36, MWSG-17, Naval Hospital San
Diego and Naval Hospital Twenty-
nine Palms, Calif. They maintained
the squadron's medical readiness
and secured supplies for two coop-
erative medical engagements with
the Iraqi medical system as well as
provided medical treatment to Iraqi
civilians in remote villages.
MWSS-172 was the first Marine


Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services Com-
missioner Charles H.
Bronson today announced
the appointment of Christ-
ian H. Poindexter to the ,


wing support squadron from the III
Marine Expeditionary Force to de-
ploy in support of Operation Iraqi
Freedom and the first deployment of
the squadron in support of the Glob-


Florida Energy and Cli-
mate Commission.
Poindexter, a 1960 grad-
uate of the U.S. Naval
Academy, spent 36 years
in the energy industry, ini-
tially as a senior engineer
for a Baltimore power
company and culminating
his career as CEO and
Chairman of the Board of


Constellation Energy
Group, a Fortune 500 com-
pany. He is'currently on
the Board'of Directors of
Johns Hopkins Medicine,
the U.S. Naval Academy
Foundation and the Boy
Scouts of America.
Poindexter resides in Palm
Beach Gardens.
The statute establishing


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Every Monday is Sr. Citizen Day
17.50'
Every Wednesday is Public Service
& Uniform Day 7.50'
*Includes meal, drink & lax

We will be closing Dec. 24, 2008 for
the holidatnys and re-open Jan. 5. 2009
Hours: SundaN - Friday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Seafood Buffet on Fridays
Catering Aailable!
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al War on Terrorism.
For more information on MWSS-
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www. 1maw. ugmc.mil or www.oki-
nawa. u.smc.mil.


ENTHUSIASTIC FOR

UNITED WAY


Judy Howell, campaign coordinator for the Department of Children and
Families Live Oak office, is a company campaign coordinator enthusiastic
enough to infect all of those around her. She related her successful cam-
paign efforts during the final United Way of Suwannee Valley Report Lun-
cheon Wednesday, Dec. 10 at the Columbia County Senior Services
LifeStyle Enrichment Center. Howell, right, is shown presenting her cam-
paign results to Jim Moses, 2008-2009 general campaign chair and pres-
ident-elect. The campaign has a way to go with contributions and pledges
reported to date totaling $422,872 (620�). .Po o RowR wcote


the nine-member Commis-
sion provides that the Gov-
ernor appoint seven mem-
bers,, and that the Agricul-
ture Commissioner and
Chief Financial Officer ap-
point one member each.
The Commission w~as cre-
ated to advise the Florida
Legislature and Governor
on energy policies.


Patient Care
Technician
Deadline to
apply
is January 9.
Classes begin
January 13
Call
386-364-2798
for more
information.


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TECHNICAL CENTER


415 S.W. Pinewood Dr.
Live Oak, FL 32064
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Suwannee County resident Joe Flanagan receives his 30-year service award from
Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board Chairman Louis-Shiver
(left.) As Deputy Executive Director of Administration, Joe serves to,support District
staff and the public by managing the District's financial, technical, geographical and
physical assets. - Photo: Submitted


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Suwannee County resident Linda Smith smiles proudly as she receives her 30-year ser-
vice award from Suwannee River Water. Management District Governing Board Chair-
man Louis Shiver (left.) As Procurement Coordinator, Linda has taken the lead role in
implementing the Governor's One Florida Initiative at the District as well as performing
bid analysis and maintaining District supplies. - Photo: Submitted


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accrues when a heatpump goes into a
defrost cycle. When your heat pump is in
the heating mode, it is air conditioning the outdoors.
So the coil starts to frost, the coil has a sensor on it
and the defrost board checks this sensor every
30,60 or 90 minutes of running time (which ever its
set on) if the sensor is closed it will go into a defrost.
The outside fan will stop, the unit will switch the
reversing valve to heat the outdoor coil, this is what
causes the steam. This will last about 5 to 12 mins.
At this time the heat pump will go back into the
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deck surrounding the family
pool. He suffered severe
head injuries.
News from Abercrom-
bie's family remained
guardedly optimistic Thurs-
day morning.
"Tommy is holding
steady, but it will be awhile
before we can all breathe a
sigh of relief," family friend
Tamara Burt, who has been
in constant contact with
Abercrombie's wife, An-
gela, said by email.
Burt said the swelling in
Abercrombie's brain slowly
continues to ease.
"Nurses told Angela how
fortunate it is that Tommy
has kept himself in shape
and been in good health,
which has kept complica-
tions at bay," Burt wrote.
Abercrombie remains un-
conscious, but physicians
"are just letting nature take
its course and are not at-
tempting to bring him out
of it," Burt wrote in a
Wednesday update.
"Angela said to tell
everyone how over-
whelmed ... she and the
kids are at everyone's love
and concern," Buit added
on Thursday. "They feel
blessed to have so many in
our community thinking
and praying for them, and
know that's what is helping
Tommy heal."
Abercrombie was atop
the roof of his home around
3:30 Saturday afternoon
with eldest son, Hunter.
Both were simulating bow
hunting in a tree stand to'-
prepare for a hunting trip.
When Abercrombie at-
tempted to climb down to
collect the arrows, the ex-
tension ladder buckled and
gave way.


Continued From Page 1A

The tour begins at the
Live Oak Garden Club on
11th Street. Maps will be
provided and refreshments
will be served. The homes
will be open from noon un-
til 5 p.m.
Tickets for the tour are
$10 per person and may be
purchased at Windstream
Communications, Live Oak
City Hall, McCrimon's Of-
fice Systems, the Suwan-
nee County Supervisor of
Elections office, or from
any Altrusa member. They
will also be sold at the
door.
"The greatest thing that
comes out of the tour is .
meeting the many people
that come to support Al-
trusa and its causes," said
Altrusa President Barbie
Scott. "If it weren't for the


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"We're figi
eral regional landing sites against time
approved for use under have a traum
poor conditions, time is of the
"I think it's absolutely a Conner said.
good thing," Conner said times when
Wednesday by phone. "I folks out ofS
also think we're going to County and
save lives like this. There appropriate r
have been a whole host of and I think tL
people across America lost solutely a gre
annually because they can- If the weal
not get to an approved' bad, h6weve:
hospital in an adequate will remain g
amount of time." "We do no
Conner said that Trau- ing in bad wi
maOne in Jacksonville Howard, Sha
flies here most often, but cal coordinate
with the new FAA ap- press release
proval, ShandsCair.will be struments gi
called in more frequently. enhanced cay
Conner said during the flying in mar
summer months lifeflights conditions, n
get canceled about 40 per- thunderstorm
cent of the time. ShandsCai
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month where we had to in the Southe
cancel 10 times," Conner certification,
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graciousness of the home-
owners, the tour would not
be possible and members
of Altrusa sincerely thank
them for opening their
homes."
The event is Altrusa's
main fundraiser. Proceeds
from the event help support
local agencies such as
Vivid Visions, Take Stock
in Children, Haven Hos-
pice, the Pregnancy Crisis
Center, school reading pro-
grams, as well as scholar-
ships and in-kind donations
to other organizations.
For more information
call Esther Bass, tour chair,
at 386-364-2502.
Altrusa International,
Inc. of Live Oak is an orga-
nization of professional
women in diversified ca-
reers. Major emphases are
in the areas of literacy and
women's issues.


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MYRA C. REGAN
Publisher


ROBERT BRIDGES
Editor


Members of the Suwannee Democrat editorial board
are Myra C. Regan, publisher, and Robert Bridges,
editor. Our View, which appears in
Wednesday editions of the
Democrat, is formed by that board.


OPINION


So get famous

and go sloppy

So I was sitting in the den-
tist's waiting room reading a
S"People" magazine. And there
was a photo and a profile of a .._
male television star, Josh Rad- -
nor. Now here's a guy obviously
making good money from star- g
ring in a successful sitcom
(How I Met Your Mother). And 'Dwain Walden
hle looked like he had just
crawled out of a cardboard box in some alley.
His hair was pointed in a thousand different
directions, or maybe a thousand and one. Only
God knows the number, the Bible says.
His collar was unbuttoned and his tie, a very
1,n-arrowy,ppe-resembling the 1960s fashion, was
loosened %% ith the knot half way down his shirt
with the ends dangling apart. His wrinkled white
shirt was hanging outside of his disheveled jeans
a good eight inches longer than his sports coat,
which looked like he had taken off a homeless
fellow. I could only imagine that he was wear-
ing Spiderman underwear with Cheetos stains
on them.
So what's the deal? When you get a little fame
and fortune do you attend a seminar on looking
sloppy? Or do you actually go to an alley and
emulate its residents? That would be cheaper
and just as effective.
I've also noticed this dress style when some
celebrities appear on talk shows.
Now I don't call this casual. To me, casual is
an oxford shirt, no tie, a pair of khakis and pen-
ny loafers. I think if you have hair, you should
brush it, preferably in less than a dozen direc-
tions. I don't think Woody Woodpecker was a
trend setter.
I also don't think this dress style is eccentric,
and I don't think it is stylish. I think it is stupid.
Still, I must defend anyone's right to dress like
this. In a democracy, one has the right to look
stupid - just like those guys who haven't figured
out that their butts should actually be inside
their pants. I also reserve the right to laugh at
them or voice my disgust, depending on my
ability to evade the scene, of course.
So what is the purpose of a tie that is loos-
ened halfway down the front of the shirt with
the ends dangling like a giraffe with two
tongues? Maybe it's all about having a tourni-
quet on hand in case you happen to be in a bar
where a football star has shot himself in the leg.
As to the aforementioned dress of this actor, I
would call this a costume as opposed to
wardrobe. Maybe these people think they could
not fully express themselves before they got fa-
mous. Maybe their mamas never checked them
over before they got on the school bus.
Or maybe in Hollywood, dressing like this is
a way of blending into the scenery. I wonder if
the SWAT units out there have thought about
dressing like this. I would call it L.A. camou-
flage.
And perhaps someone holding bank employ-
ees hostage would look outside and say, "Oh my
gosh, we had better surrender. Looks like there's
a crowd of out-of-work actors out there with
guns and bullhorns. They may think this bank is
going under. Somebody could really get hurt.
Hey! Don't shoot! Don't shoot! Your Actors'
Guild money is still safe here!"
But like I said, I must still defend their right
to look stupid. This is America!
(Dwain Walden is editor/publisher of The
Moultrie (Ga.) Observer, 229-985-4545.E-mail:
dwain.walden@gaflnews. corn)

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hotline. The hotline never closes and is your way to let it
out. You can let everyone know how you feel -- as long as
you express yourself in a respectful way.
Note: In written entries to Rant and Rave, errors in
spelling, grammar or punctuation are those of the au-
thors.

This is in response to all the comments about dumpster
diving. For those that don't know there's a'site called
"Freecycle". On this site you can place items you have
you want to give away. They're all across the country.
People just doing their best to keep items out of the land-
fill. Hope this helps someone in need.

In response to people moving out of here and not liking
it the'good old boy way. Obviously you are NOT doing it
the right way. You have the worst score in education, the
highest rate of pregnancies, the most STD cases and a
crime of some sort everyday from robberies -to murder!
You don't hesitate to take our money. Bought from a
manufactured housing company, purchased material from
local hardware store and paid rather well for services
provided by people in the community. We work hard,
provide great customer service and pay taxes too. So
Look, here is how I see it. You don't need change, you
need help! You need to be educated. You need to be ask-


Rave


ing bow do we get more revenue in this town, how do we
get new jobs? Because growth is what it takes. So like it
or lump it, CHANGE WILL HAPPEN.

Hi, I just want to comment about the handicap parking
for Christmas on the Square. This is the second year that
they had assigned designated parking for the disabled.
However, last year the deputy manning the road knew
nothing about this, but when I showed him the map that
was in the Suwannee Democrat he was surprised to learn
of this. Last year we couldn't park there because it was
blocked. This year was the same. Again, the map of the
square was printed in the paper and the deputy manning
the road knew nothing of the sort. But when he look at
HIS map he was surprised to learn that there was indeed
assigned parking for the handicap, but yet again, the park-
ing area was blocked! The deputy was nice enough to al-
low us to park in front of the jail, this was very kind of
him and I thanked him. I'm just concerned because this is
the second year in a row that this has happened and I'm
concerned for those who couldn't park there and had to
walk so far. Just so this doesn't happen again NEXT year
it would be nice if the deputy manning the road would be
advised that there IS indeed a place for handicap parking.
Thanks! {:o)

Ever wonder how a math student can get all A's on
his/her daily work (aka, 'adequate daily progress',) yet
make a 30-40 on the tests?

Callers to 208-8314 may express their thoughts, good
or bad, 24/7 about community issues and politics, but not
about private individuals or businesses. If you prefer, you
may e-mail your comments to nfeditorial@gaflnews.com.
You don't have to give your name, and please, take no
more than 30-45 seconds for your comments. Let us know
what's bugging you.


GUEST EDITORIAL


Guardian ad Litem: Meeting the needs of abused children


By Major B.
Harding
In my career as a
Circuit Judge and
during my service
as a Justice of the
Florida Supreme . :
Court, I've hadito
make rrany diffi- Major B. Harding
cult decisions.
More often than not, people's lives,
and certainly the quality of their
lives were in the balance as my -col-
leagues and I deliberated over the
facts in specific cases. It was our
task to be fair and weigh all possi-
ble evidence to come to our final
conclusions and issue our orders.
Over the years I have learned that
public service at every level of gov-
ernment in each of its three branch-
es - executive, legislative and judi-
cial - requires decision-making
about priorities and making the best
choices given the facts at hand.
As our leaders struggle to reduce
the State's budget in order to deal
with the current economic crisis,
it's my view that cuts to services
provided to Florida's abused, aban-
doned and neglected children
should be avoided. Budget cuts to
the child welfare system which in-
Sclude the Guardian ad Litem Pro-
gram, services provided by the De-
partment of Children and Families,
other family services agencies, and
the justice system responsible for
the children's court cases, are po-
tentially damaging to the fragile
lives of these, our most vulnerable
citizens.
Every day children around the
State are being removed from their
families, placed into unfamiliar
homes and different schools, and
into a system that is already under-
funded and overwhelmed. The
Guardian ad Litem Program is the
best organization I know to repre-


I.,,.


sent the best interests of Florida's
child abuse victims in their unwill-
ing journey through our courts and
the foster care system.
Both state and federal law require
a Guardian ad Litem to represent
every child who is thrust into our
State's dependency court system..
These young victims have been re-
moved from their homes in our best
effort to keep them safe, and it is
our obligation to ensure their voices
are heard and their interests are
protected while they are in our so-
cial services system.
The Guardian ad Litem Program
is made up of volunteers, staff, and
attorneys who work as a team to
advocate for each individual child.
Each Guardian ad Litem team .
member's expertise is critical and
functions in remarkably effective
and unique ways. Guardian ad
Litem volunteers and staff ensure
that judges making decisions about
these children have the very latest
information about the child.
Guardian ad Litem attorneys use
their legal skills to. ensure the best
care and provision for dependent
children and obtaining services for
youth turning 18 in the foster care
system.
According to John Woodhead, a
Guardian ad Litem volunteer in the
circuit serving Sarasota County,
"The Guardian ad Litem volunteer
can gather information to identify
the child's needs and best interest,
but without the guidance and advo-
cacy of an attorney the child's
needs and best interest may never
be heard by the Court." The
Guardian ad Litem cannot effec-
tively function without supervision
and support for its volunteers.
After my retirement from the
Supreme Court I had the privilege
of serving on the State Board for
the Guardian ad Litem Program.


During that time I heard a[n\ .io-
ries of the impact the local . .
Guardian ad Litem programs had in
the lives of children. These stories
confirmed that the Program that.
was in its infancy in this State
when I was a trial judge has blos-
somed into a significant and unique
outreach for the unfortunate chil-
dren who have been brought into
the court system through no fault of
. their own:
There are 20 Guardian ad Litem
Programs throughout our State
working tirelessly to serve these
children; The Program's current re-
sources, however, are only suffi-
cient to represent 83% of the over
35,000 children in the dependency
system. It appears that more budget
cuts are looming, leaving more and
more of our children all alone in a
social services. system most of them
cannot possibly understand.
Our leaders who are stewards of
our State's economic health and
well-being must recognize that the
short-term economic benefit of
across the board budget cuts to so-
cial services programs like the
Guardian ad Litem may have sig-
nificant long term consequences
and leave thousands more children
without a voice.
Florida's children are our most
precious resource and our future.
Our State's leaders must ensure we
live up to our obligations to these
children by not taking away the
dignity of having their voices heard
and their interests protected in the
child welfare system. For addition-
* al information please visit
www.guardianadlitem.org
Major B. Harding, former Chief
Justice of the Florida Supreme
Court, served as a jurist at the
county, circuit, and statewide levels
for nearly 40 years. He resides in
Tallahassee.


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Lucile Perry Fowler
December 9, 1916 -
December 9, 2008

L ucile Perry
Fowler, 92, Live
Oak, FL passed
away Tuesday, December
9, 2008 after a short
illness. The life long
resident of Live Oak was a
past member of Live Oak
Women's Club, A member
of First United Methodist
Church in Live Oak and a
member of the United
Methodist Women. At her
death she was the longest
living member of First
United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Fowler is survived
by her daughter: Nata
Fowler (Curtis) Nolen,
Holly Springs, NC; one
son: A. Wayne (Anona)
Fowler, Bethesda, MD;
sister-n-law and brother-n-
law: Marenda Fowler
(Curtis) Goodwin; three
grandchildren: Curtis
Aubrey "Kurt" Nolen,
Chapel Hill, NC Wayne
Collins Fowler, Chevy
Chase, MD, Perry W.
Fowler, Levittown, PA;
four great-grandchildren:
Ana, Kirill, . Sterling,
London and Many Nieces
and Nephews. She was
preceded in death by her
husband: Aubrey Fowler
and Sister Virginia Perry
Alford.
Services will be held at,
2:00 PM Wednesday,
December 17, 2008 at First
United Methodist Church
with Dr. Will Finnin and
Rev. Dennis Resor
officiating.
Interment will follow in
the Live Oak Cemetery.
Visitation will be held
Tuesday, December 16,
2008 from 5:00-7:00 PM at
Daniels Funeral Home. In
lieu of flowers
donations can be made
to First United Methodist
Church of Live Oak or the
Advent Christian
Village, Dowling Park, FL.
.Daniels Funeral Homes


& Crematory, Inc. of Live
Oak is in charge of all
arrangements.

Please sign the
online guestbook. Go to
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and click on obituaries


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Ronald "Ron"
Henderson
June 17, 1935 -
December 9, 2008


.9 onald "Ron"
� J Henderson, 73,
of McAlpin, FL
passed away Tuesday,
December 9, 2008 in the
Lake City Medical Center
after a long illness. The
Canton, Illinois native
moved ,to McAlpin, FL
thirty-five years ago. Mr.
Henderson was a veteran
of U.S. Army and a
member of the Broken
Lance Church, McAlpin,
FL.
He is survived by, his
wife: Lucille Henderson,
McAlpin, FL; one brother:
'Berwyn Henderson,
Roanoke, VA.
Funeral services will be
held 11:00 am Monday,
December 15, 2008 in the
Daniels Memorial Chapel
with Rev. Ken Campbell,
Rev. Ken Miller and Rev.
Richard Heston officiating.
Interment will follow in
the Live Oak Cemetery.
Daniels Funeral Homes
& Crematory, Inc. of Live
Oak in charge of all
arrangements.


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online guestibook. Go to


Ethel "Granny" Davis
December 16, 1916
December 8, 2008

g thel "Granny"
Davis, 91, of Live
Oak, Florida
passed away Monday,
December 8, 2008, at
Hospice of the Comforter
Hospice House in
Altamonte Springs, FL
following complications
from a stroke. The West
Van Lear, Kentucky native
had resided in Live Oak,
FL since 1972 before
moving to Apopka, FL a
year ago to live with her
daughter. Granny along
with her late husband,
Elbert Davis were the co-
owners of the Live Oak
Barber Shop for many
years. She loved cooking
and spending time with her
family and was a member
of the First Christian
Church.
Survivors include two
sons, Robert E. (Patricia)
Davis, Cape Charles, VA;
Paul Joseph (Sally) Davis,
Satellite Beach, FL; two
daughters, Launa Storke,
Live Oak, FL; Ann (James)
Snyder, Apopka, FL; a
sister-in-law, Dorayne
Colvin, East Point," KY;
eleven grandchildren,
seventeen great-
grandchildren and seven
great-greatgrandchildren.
Visitation will be held
Saturday, Dec. 13th from
10 to 12 PM at Funeral
Home two hours prior to


the services.
Funeral services will be
held, 1:00 PM, Saturday,
December 13, 2008 in the
Brody Harris Memorial
Chapel with Pastor Jim
Book officiating.
Interment will follow in
the Live Oak Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to
Hospice of your choice.
Please sign the
guestbook at
www.harrisfuneralhomeinc
I .net.


Harris Funeral Home &
Cremations, Inc., 932 N.
Ohio Ave., Live Oak is in
charge of all arrangements.

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John Stamper, Sr.
February 7, 1931 -
December 7, 2008


J ohn Norris
Stamper, Sr.,
passed away
peacefully on
December 7, . 2008
following a year long
battle with cancer. John
was born February 7, 1931
in Pompano Beach, Florida
to John and Lois Stamper.
He is survived by his
.wife of 52 years Mary, son


John Jr. of Bangkok,
Thailand, daughter, Joni
Mocas and husband Mark
of Jacksonville,
grandchildren Ian and
Maya Stamper and
Zachary and Jeremy
Mocas, Sister Kathryn
Strickland, many nieces'
nephews and friends. John
was predeceased by his
parents, two sisters, Estelle
Tippett and Lavon
Chambers, two brothers,
Homer "Doc" and J.W.
Stamper.
John was a railroad
Conductor for many years,
retiring from CSX
Railroad in 1991. He
began his railroad on the
L.O.P. & G. railroad in
Live Oak, Florida in 1945
- and ended his career, on the
Great Smoky Mountain
railroad in Western North
Carolina. He played semi
pro, baseball for many
years and served in the US
Navy during the Korean.
Wait
Visitation with the
family will be held on
Friday, December 12, 2008
from 5:00 until 8:00 PM at
FRASER FUNERAL
HOME, 8168 Normandy
Boulevard (904-781-4314).
John was a member of
Westside Baptist Church,
1775 Herlong Road for 27
years where his
Celebration of life will be
* held on Saturday,
December 13, 2008 at
11:00 AM with Dr. Keith
Russell, Dr. Harold
Hudson, Rev. Ray
Mayfield and Rev. Jim
Law officiating.
Pallbearers will be
John's nephews and
honorary pallbearers are
active and retired railroad
friends and The First
Men's Bible Class. Burial
will follow in Riverside
Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made
to Community Hospice of
Jacksonville in Johns
honor.


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and click on obituaries


Pat Townsend Cooke
March 2, 1920 -
December 8, 2008

Sat Townsend
Cooke Died
Monday,
December 8,, 2008 in
Valdosta, GA at South
Georgia Medical Center. A
native of Mayo, FL; she
was born March 2, 1920 to
Ashley and Irene
Townsend. She was
proceeded in death by both
her parents, her' brother,
Arlie Townsend and her
late husband, Harry W.
Cooke who died in August
2005.
Pat is survived by her
son, Joe Cooke of
Valdosta, GA and her
daughter, Patti Triplett
and son-in-law, Gene
Triplett of Milton, FL. She
was a beloved
grandmother ' to Matt
Triplett and wife Angela
Triplett of Destin, FL,
Ashley Triplett of Mobile,
AL and Jennifer Leger of
Dothan, AL. Pat had two
great-grandchildren, Evan
Leger of Enterprise, AL
and Brody Triplett of
Destin, FL.
Mrs Pat as everyone
called her, will be
remembered as the most
caring, gracious, and
kindhearted person you
would ever want to meet.
She worked many years at
the Live oak Recreational
Department and knpw
most of the kids and their
parents in town.
The family would like to
thank the fellowship home
of Valdosta, GA and the
staff at South Georgia
Medical Center -- 'bf
Valdosta, GA. 'We would
also like to thank the Live
Oak Church of Christ for

SEE OBITUARIES, PAGE 15A


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* SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT/LIVE OAK


NFCC Community Chorus




shines in holiday concert


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2008


NFCC Community Chorus members performing in the Dec. 7 concert at NFCC are (front row, left to right) George McMillen, Kirk Pittman, Dan Hamedani, Lowell Hidy, Arnold Burkart,
Amber Harris, Barbara McCauley, Jean Wolcott, Rebecca Burkart, Katie Dedge, Christine Lancaster, Jeanette Mitchell and Janis Courson; (back row, left to right) Mark Branham, Rus-
sell Courson, John Dickert, Rod Harris and Tom Love; and (back row, end of row) Tiffanie Colvin, Dolly Ballard and Linda Boyles. Members not visible or not pictured in the photograph
are Taylor Bowen, Judy Crager, Anne Rissman, Ginger Jarvis, Linda Hamedani and Bailey Barefoot. - Photo: Submitted


Chorus invites new members to join this January


The Community Chorus of North Florida Com-
munity College performed a holiday concert Dec.
7 at the NFCC Fine Arts Auditorium. Under the
direction of Dr. Rebecca Burkart, NFCC music in-
structor, and Dr. Arnold Burkart, the group's
harmonious voices joined together for such songs
as "Let Joyful Anthems Rise," "Hark, I Hear the
Harps Eternal," "Tis the Season to be Jolly," "Jin-


gle all the Way," "Alleluia, Alleluia," and "Lulla-
by of the Shepherd."
"Cheers to the Community Chorus, Dr. Rebec-
ca Burkart and Dr. Arnold Burkart for their beau-
tiful Christmas concert," said concert patron
Kathy Sale.
Members of the NFCC Community Chorus are
of all ages and come from throughout NFCC's


six-county service, area of Madison, Jefferson,
Hamilton, Lafayeftte, Suwannee and Taylor coun-
ties. New members are invited to join the chorus
at the start of NFCC's spring term in January.
The chorus is open to both novice and experi-
enced singers. For more information, contact Dr.
Rebecca Burkart at (850) 973-1643 or email Mu-
sic@nfcc.edu.


Jan. 22, 2009
NFCC Artist Series to present

On the Wings of Freedom:

An American Portrait
North Florida Commnunitr College Artist Series will present "On the
Wings of Freedom. An American Portrait" featuring pianist Mac Frampton
at 7 p m., Thursday. Jan. 22. 2009 in Van H. Pnest Auditorium. Madison
campus. Tickers. $12 adult-s: $6 NFCC .students and children age 12 and un-
der. Future shows: "The Ritz Chamber Players" Feb. 19, 2009 and "Barrage:
High Strung" March 31, 2009. Info/tickets: 850-973-1653 or www.nfcc.edu.


March 31, 2009
NFCC Artist
Series to present
Barrage: High
Strung
North Florida Community College
Artist Series will present "Barrage; High
Strung" at 7 p.m, Tuesday, March 31,
2009 in Van H. Priest Auditorium, Madi-
son campus. Tickets, $12 adults; $6
NFCC students and children age 12 and
under. Info/tickets: 850-973-1653 or
www.nfcc.edu.


Student talent featured in Fall Concert at NFCC


NFCC Music Department thanks community for support


North Florida Commu-
nity College proudly fea-
tured its music students in
concert Dec. 4 at Van H.
Priest Auditorium. The
concert, entitled "History
of Jazz: Part I," was the
finale to the NFCC Musipc
Department's fall classes
and showcased the talents
of the NFCC Jazz Ensem-
ble and Sentinel Singers.
According to Dr. Rebec-
ca Burkart, NFCC music
instructor and concert di-
rector, the concert was
well supported by the
community. Donations


were accepted at the door
raising $250 to.help sup-
port music education at
NFCC.
"We appreciate the do-
nations and are extremely
proud of our students,"
said Burkart.
The NFCC Music De-
partment offers a variety
of opportunities for stu-
dents interested in music
including participation in
the NFCC Jazz Ensemble,
.Sentinel Singers, Commu-
nity Chorus, private in-
struction and courses such
as American Music Since


troduces a song during the Dec. 4 concert at NFCC.
Pictured in the background are Jerry Burns and An-
thony McCreary. - Photo: Submitted


1865 and Humanities Mu-
sic. New classes begin
Jan. 7. Those interested in
making future donations to
support the NFCC Music
Department, its programs
and students should con-
tact Burkart at (850) 973-
1643 or the NFCC Foun-
dation at 973-9423.
Performing with the
NFCC Jazz Ensemble
Dec. 4 were students An-
genette Aikens (alto saxo-
phone and clarinet),
Javonte Arnold (trumpet),
Lorenzo Hickman (drums)
and Anthony McCreary
(tenor saxophone); Suwan-
nee County students James
Wilbanks (guitar), Matt
Grillo (bass guitar) and
Andy Denmark (drums
and trumpet); and De'An-
dre Fagan (trumpet) of
Valdosta, Ga. Guest per-
formers included Madison
County residents Jerry
Burns (alto saxophone and
clarinet) and Tom Phillips
(trumpet); Jefferson Coun-
ty's Janis Courson (trum-
pet); and Dave Northrip
(trombone) of Suwannee
County.


Performing with the
Sentinel Singers were stu-
dents Tiffanie Colvin, An-
thony McCreary and
Sheranda Kelley of Madi-
son County, Matt' Grillo
and Bethanee Dyal of
Suwannee County, De'An-
dre Fagan of Valdosta and
guest performer Janis
Courson of Jefferson
County.
For information, contact
Dr. Rebecca Burkart at
(850) 973-1643 or email
music@nfcc.edu. More in-
formation about the NFCC
Music Department is also
available at www.nfcc.edu.


Janis Courton and De'An-
dre Fagan perform with the
NFCC Sentinel Singers Dec.
4 at Van H. Priest Auditori-
um. - Photo: Submitted


NFCC students, left to right, Anthony McCreary and Matt
Grillo perform with the NFCC Sentinel Singers Dec. 4 at
NFCC. - Photo: Submitted


NFCC students, left to right, Sheranda Kelley, Bethanee
Dyal and Tiffanie Colvin perform with the NFCC Sentinel
Singers Dec. 4 at NFCC. - Photo: Submitted
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Christmas



on the



Square


RIGHT: Suwannee Elementary School stu-
dents sing Christmas carols at the 24th An-
nual Christmas on the Square.
BELOW: The 24th Annual Christmas on the
Square in Live Oak drew more than 15,000
guests from Suwannee and surrounding
counties.
BELOW RIGHT: There were numerous ven-
dors with handcrafted items tor sale at
. Christmas on the Square.
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Florida DEP continues restoration of rivers, lakes and estuaries


Florida has marked yet another significant milestone
in its comprehensive strategy to address waterbody
restorations around the state. As part of the Total Maxi-
mum Daily Load (TMDL) Program and the on-going
initiative to set water quality goals for impaired water-
bodies, Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion (DEP) Secretary Michael W. Sole has approved the
establishment of specific reduction targets for 20 water-.


TMDLs have been approved for the following

Basin Waterbody


Ochlockonee-St. Marks River Basin



Everglades West Coast Basin





Suwannee - Santa Fe River Basin


Munson Slough
Juniper Creek
Sw amp Creek
Black Creek

Henrr Creek
Henry Creek N
Imperial River
Lake Trafford
Gordon Ri'er E
Cocohatchee Ri

Alligator Lake
New River
Suwannee Rile
Santa Fe River
Branford Spring
Falmouth Sprin
Fanning Spring
Manatee Spring
RoN al Spring
Ruth Spring
Troy Spring


bodies. This latest round of pollutant reductions have
been adopted for waters located in the St.
Marks/Ochlockonee River, the Suwannee/Santa Fe Riv-
er, and the Everglades West Coast Basins. These limits
have also been approved by the Environmental Protec-
tion Agency under federal law.
"It is a great tribute to the diligent work of our scien-
tists and staff, working in cooperation with multiple
groups of interested stakeholders, that
we have completed these complex and
challenging water quality goals," said
DEP Secretary Michael W. Sole. "This
effort highlights the joint commitment
by DEP and the people living in these
watersheds to the local environment
and will be the foundation for restora-
tion, water quality improvements, and
healthier natural systems."
Under the federal Clean Water Act,
each state in the nation must identify
impaired rivers, lakes and estuaries for
clean-up. Science-based pollution lim-
its, called Total Maximum Daily
Loads (TMDLs), are then developed
;xten_>ion
for each impaired waterway. A TMDL
is the maximum amount of a specific .
pollutant a waterbody can absorb and
still meet its designated uses, such as
fishing, swimming, shellfish harvest-
ing, or as a source of drinking water.
In 1999, Florida adopted a nationally-
recognized law (Florida Watershed
Restoration Act, Section 403.067,
F.S.) and program to govern TMDL
development and implementation


ing with federal and local governments, water manage-
ment districts, public and private utilities, industry, agri-
culture and environmental groups to develop, adopt and
implement Basin Management Action Plans (BMAPs)..
A blueprint for restoration, BMAPs lay .out the actions
to be taken to reduce pollutant loadings and restore a
water body. The plans may include activities that will
promote improved farming practices and land use plan-
ning, and increase wastewater and stormwater treatment
to reduce pollution.
Additionally, together with its sister federal, state, and
local government agencies, DEP is improving water
quality through the continued enforcement of long-
standing environmental regulations, technical assistance
and an annual investment of hundreds of millions of
dollars to build water infrastructure, acquire conserva-
tion lands, and restore waterways.
To protect Florida's precious water resources, it is im-
portant to develop- alternative means of meeting public
demand for water as well as restore the state's water-
bodies. Since 1999, Florida has invested more than $3.5
billion to upgrade and improve water and wastewater
facilities and clean up stormwater pollution, funding'
about 2,100 projects statewide. Since.1999, the State
Revolving Fund Programs have committed more than
$2.2 billion, including more than'$150 million last year,
to plan, design and build wastewater facilities across the
state.
Copies of the final TMDL reports are available at
www.dep.state.fl.us/water/tmdl/final_tmdl.htm. For more
information on water projects throughout Florida, visit
www.dep.statefl.us/water.

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within the state. Florida has developed
more than 40 TMDLs in 2008.
As the next step, the State is work-


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Q How do I get dried masking
: tape off my son's painted
bedroom walls?
A You can remove any adhesive with a
* solhent. The real question is, what
* ,,olvent? Determine what kind of painted
surface you have. If it's the intenor of a house then
you can be piettv sure that it's latex paint. A product
called "Goof Oft" is a% aildble at Live Oak Paint &
Flooring. There are some citrus-based solvents
available too, generally in the same area. Scrape
what tape you can off with a fingernail or a putty
knife, being careful not to scratch the painted
surface. A nylon pancake spatula might work too.
You have to try to get the paper part off first so that
the solvent can work on the glue. The Goof-Off is
going to dissolve both the adhesive and the paint, so
work carefully. Put a little on a rag, rub it on the
adhesive just until it's removed. Then wipe off the
remaining solvent with another clean rag or paper
towel.
1512 South Ohio Avenue, 362-7066
492358-F


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Missing Georgia


woman found


in Hamilton

Escaped a week's confinement;
GBI investigation continues
By Jo Ross
JASPER - A Leesburg, Ga. woman was found
alive in Hamilton County Dec. 1 after escaping a
week of captivity.
According to authorities, Christy Maria
Jackson, 28, had told her mother during a
Thanksgiving eve telephone call that she was
watching a man standing outside her home
beside a white Cadillac. Shortly after voicing her
.concerns to her mother, the phone line went
lead. When her mother tried to reach her on the
phone again without success, she called
authorities.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and
the Lee County Georgia Sheriff's Office
immediately issued pleas for information on
Jackson's disappearance and whereabouts.
After a nearly week-long search by authorities,
S & S Food Store employees at the intersection of
SR 6 and 1-75, in Jasper, called the Hamilton
County Sheriff's Office at about 11 p.m. Dec. 1 to
report a woman in need of assistance.
Upon his arrival, Hamilton County Sheriff's
Deputy Boatwright determined that the subject
was indeed the missing Georgia woman, who
had managed to escape her captors. Jackson was
transported by ambulance to South Georgia
Medical Center, in Valdosta. She has since been
returned to Lee County and reunited with her
family.
"There are still a lot of questions surrounding
this kidnapping case," Georgia Bureau of-
Investigation Assistant Special Agent in Charge
Trebor Randle told the Jasper News in a phone
interview. "At this time, no arrests have been
made and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone
with any information concerning this
investigation is asked to contact the Lee County
Sheriff's Office, the GBI, or your local law
enforcement agency."
According to Randle, the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement is handling the Hamilton
County investigation in conjunction with the
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. Anyone who
may have seen either the white Cadillac or any
suspicious activities near the 1-75 area on the
night of Monday, Dec. 1, is asked to report it to
law enforcement.
Since the first report of Jackson's
disappearance, Randle said that numerous
erroneous media reports have been published
regarding her captivity. She urged readers to
heed only reports based on true statements and
not those of "unidentified sources."




Lafayette graduation


rate is 92%

Only 4 counties in
the state fared better

BY BARBARA GILL
barbara.gill@gaflnews.com

MAYO - The graduation rate for Lafayette
High School rocketed to 92 percent in 2007-08,
up from 79.4 percent the previous year, accord-
ing to a state study. The LHS graduation rate
was the fifth highest in the state, behind Liberty,
Brevard, Calhoun and Gilchrist counties.
"I think that these results are a direct testimo-
ny to the concentrated, concerted efforts of a
large group of people in our district," said Su-
perintendent of Schools Tom Lashley. "Teachers,
staff, parents, and students are all to be com-
mended for their dedication to achieving acade-
mic performance for everyone. I can't think of a
better reflection on a community than the fact
that we have mechanisms in place for everyone's
need levels, and that they are obviously coordi-
nated well, and worked at, for us to achieve
these results. I would like to both thank and
praise everyone involved."
Lafayette School Board Chairman Henry Mc-
Cray said he was "always pleased to see an im-
provement in these graduation and dropout
rates. Credit must be given to the students, par-
ents, teachers and staff."


"I feel very fortunate to be part of such an out-
standing school district and community and feel
there are many reasons why Lafayette High
School continues to demonstrate excellence and
show improvement with regard to the acade-
mics, graduation rates, and dropout rates of our
students," said LHS Principal Stewart Hancock.
According to the study, Florida's graduation
rate reached its highest point ever last year at
75.4 percent.
"The results indicate that rising numbers of
minority graduates continue to play a significant
role in the improvement of Florida's overall
graduation rate," Crist said in a Nov. 19 press re-
lease.


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Evan Procko, subject of a recent article in The Branford News, is suffering from a rare form of muscular dystrophy.
Some friends turned out recently for a fundraiser. From left: Todd Johnson, Joey Miller, Davin Wynkoop, Andrew Sixber-
ry, Matt Sixberry, Skyler Bach, Cayson Kirk, Todd Webb, Bruce Whiteside, Jay Turner and Ed Sixberry. Front center: Bill
Procko holding son Evan. - Photo: Submitted


Skateboarders compete in

O'Brien to help raise money for


Duchenne Muscular


BRANFORD - A unique
event came to O'Brien during
the weekend of Nov., 22. Bill
and Kim Procko hosted a ben-
efit skateboard competition
which attracted skaters
statewide, from Cocoa Beach
to Pensacola. The event, "The
First Annual Cure Duchenne
Suwannee Ramp and Camp
Jam", raised over $1,200 dol-
lars towards research to find a
cure for Duchenne Muscular
Dystrophy, .(DMD). Bill and
Kim's four year son Evan, was
diagnosed with Duchenne in
March of this year. Duchenne
causes muscle degeneration
and is 100% fatal, usually by
late teens or early 20s. There


is no cure at this time.
At the event, a fundraising
meal was also served. Food
was donated by The Gather-
ing Restaurant, Nell's Restau-
rant, HometowA Meat Mar-
ket, Sister's Cafe, and Cuzin's
Cafe. Port-o-lets were donat-
ed by Howard's Septic.
Competition prizes were
donated by Freeride Surf
.Shop of Gainesville, Black
Label Skateboards, Sector
Nine Skateboards, Kona
Skate Park of Jacksonville,
Skate Park Of Tampa, 688
Skatepark of Clearwater and
Guilt By Association Skate-
boards.
Bill has been involved in


Dystrophy
skateboarding for over 30
years. The skateboarding
community from Florida to
California, has pulled togeth-
er to help Bill and Kim's ef-
forts to raise money for their
son. Paul Schmitt, owner of
PS Stib, a large manufacturer
of skateboards in Newport
Beach, California, surprised
the Procko's by manufactur-
ing a skateboard with "Cure
Duchenne Muscular Dystro-
phy" graphics on it, along
with Evan's name, and his
website,
"www.SaveOurSon.org".
Proceeds from the sale of
these boards are going to
DMD research.


Despite loss of his home to fire,


Jasper man still wants to give


Kalvin Jones and
wife Angela lost
their home to a fire.
That won't
stop him from
helping local
children, he says.

By Jo Ross
JASPER - Jasper Fire Rescue
was called to a mobile home fire
on 39th Way (LaBarfield's
Trailer Park), Tuesday morning.
Upon arrival, flames were
projecting from the rear 1
windows of the home, which is
the residence of Kalvin and
Angela Jones.
According to the Jasper Fire
Rescue Department, the blaze


appears to have begun in the
bedroom with a space heater.
While the shell of the home was
salvaged; the entire contents
'and interior are a loss.
Kalvin Jones is a well loved
and respected resident of the
trailer park and recently began
clearing a vacant lot adjacent to
his property to create a safe
haven for children to play, off
the street. Securing playground
equipment from donations, his
dream was to present the
garden/park to the children by
Christmas.
Saddened by the Oct. 9
shooting death in the Mitchell
Street extension neighborhood,
Jones felt that if children could
find a beautiful garden spot, an
oasis in the midst of the


* neighborhood that they feared,
' maybe it could help ease their
minds and erase some bad
memories.
Undaunted by personal
tragedy, Jones continues to
place others ahead of himself.
"These children deserve
something good," he told the
News. "They deserve a safe
place to play and I intend to
complete the project just as soon
as we can get settled back in.
We can't give up no matter how
hard things are for us."
The Jones Family plans to
remain in the trailer park and
will move temporarily across
the street into a vacant home.
The home is unfurnished and
all their belongings were lost to
the fire and smoke damage.


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Flames project from the rear of the home, while dense smoke billows throughout. -Photo: Jo Ross


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Artist



of the



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Jimmy Carter, the November artist of the month, entertains at the Live Oak Artists Guild.
His paintings are seen in the background. -Photo: Submitted


To help foster an appreciation of our
community's local talent, the Live Oak
Artist's Guild is sponsoring a-new pro-
gram that focuses on the work of a.differ-
ent artist every month.
On November 7, Jimmy Carter inaugu-
rated this exciting event with a collection
of paintings that runs the gamut of his
eclectic style. Included in the display is,
his first artistic endeavor, a somber har-.
bor scene painted when he was only six-
teen- and still in high school.
Because Jimmy was.born on the Pacif-
ic doast, then moved to the Atlantic
where he made his home on a sailboat,
much of his subject matter revolves
around marine life. Dolphins, manatees,


and whales splash through the water with-
vivid hues of turquoise and blue. Al-
though most of his paintings are realistic
in style, several are abstract or even -
whimsical. In one expressive scene a cj
group of manatees mimics his love of .
music by playing their happy tunes on an,
assortment of instruments.
The large turnout for this first event '
showed enthusiastic community support.,'
Tables were laden with refreshments andi
Jimmy entettainel guests with music on ,
the flute and guitar. His work will be on :
display until the end of the month so ,
there is still time to see his paintings. On-
the first Friday of December, Judith
Adams will take over the spotlight.


Love in the name of Christ
of Suwannee County


Lo e in the name of Christ of
Su% annee Count- helps need\ fam-
ilies %\nh food and clotluin as well
:i' children' gifts ji this time of the
',eai. MaN At- the" iLel ctlhuLchUi ,
conjunction . ith Lo, e Inc. help us
provide for the Chritnnma holidays
foi need:, famibes.
\e % ill screen the families in or-


der to help the truly needy.
Throughout the year we provide the
same kind of services to the Suwan- 2
nee Count\ residents in food, cloth-.,
. , jg. ,oun.ehnug,a-Ud guidance. Dur.| .. ,
mission statement is to mobilize the
church to transform lives and com-
munities in the Name of Christ.
Contact us at 386-354-4673.


OUR HEART'S

IN TWO PLACES.


Jimmy Carter plays a flute at the Live Oak Artists Guild. - Photo: Submitted


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CARDIOLOGY SERVICES ARE OFFERED
IN BOTH LAKE CITY AND LIVE OAK.


Joseph Pensabene, MD. UF cardiologist is now
providing diagnosis, treatment and follow-up
care to heart patients on the campus of Shands
Live Oak - the same care available in Lake City
and Jacksonville for:
Coronary Artery Disease I Peripheral Artery Disease
Diseases ot Heart Rhythm I Pacemaker Management
Diagnostic services available for-
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Haven


Hospice


Attic


hosts


kids'


shopping


night

(LAKE CITY)-A
special shopping night
for children whose fam-
ilies are struggling to
make ends meet is be-
ing planned at the
Haven Hospice Attic
Resale Store. Your help
is needed to make this
evening successful.
"Santa Bucks" will be
given to participating
children and they will
be able to shop a special
gift section to purchase
gifts for parents, grand-
parents. and siblings.
You can help by donat-
ing items for Kids' Hol-
iday Shopping Night at
the Attic, 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 16, 1077
U.S. Highway 90 West
Suite 120 at Gateway
Center. The store needs
donations of men's ties,
cologne, and other
items suitable for chil-
dren to give.
Moreover, the festivi-
ties will include gift-
wrapping, photos with
Santa, and punch and.
cookies-all free of
charge, as well as door
prizes and special draw-
ings. Adults need to
company children who
will be participating.
If participating in this
would help make your
children's holiday sea-
son special, the Haven'
Hospice Attic Resale
Store invites you to at-
tend. For more informa-
tion, call (386) 752-
0230.
About Haven Hos-
pice
Haven Hospice is
North Florida's expert
in end-of-life and pal-
liative care and is one of
three 2008 Circle of
Life Award(r) winners
nationwide to be recog-
nized as leaders in im-
proving the care of pa-
tients near the end of
life or with life-threat-'
ening conditions.
Haven Hospice has also
been recognized as a
Florida Pacesetter for
its leadership in pro-
moting living wills'.
Haven Hospice has
served more than
39,000 patients and
families since 1979 and
has been licensed in
Florida as a not-for-
profit hospice since
1980. For more infor-
mation, visit
www.havenhospice.org
or call 800-727-1889.


Haven's Santas bring



cheer throughout the year


1 4


Hugh and Betty McDowell
Hugh and Betty McDowell


Four Haven Hospice volunteers all draw a
longer glance and a knowing smile from the
people they encounter, particularly during the
holiday season.
It's easy to notice that John Siebler, Den-
nis Pollard, and Hugh McDowell can play a
Santa Claus children will believe in, and so
they do. All three, as well as
McDowell's wife Betty, who
plays Mrs. Claus, are mem-
bers of Santa America, a na- ..
tional volunteer service orga- .
nization that provides Santas
to visit children and families
in hospice care, as well as
children coping with chronic ".p
pediatric illness or suffering
from post-traumatic stress.
Their Santa costumes also
take them to local stores and
restaurants for extra income
this time of year.
Siebler, who has a natural -
white beard and wears a red, ,
green or Christmas shirt
every day, has played Santa
at the Sears Portrait Studio in John Siebler
Gainesville the last four
years. The life he leads as Santa began just
before he retired five years ago, when he be-
gan to grow out his beard. Then he went to a
garage sale, where a woman handed him a
Santa suit.
Today, Siebler has a fancier suit and lives
on seven acres in North Florida with his wife
and animals. He chooses to be Santa 365 days
a year.
"When I leave the house, I'm representing
Santa," he said.
He carries a red cell phone with Bing Cros-
by's "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" as his
ringtone. This year he even went to school to
hone his skills, participating in a three-day trip
to the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School
in Midland, Mich. One hundred Santas attend-
ed the school, which is in session once a year,
meeting with a professional storyteller, sign
language teacher and fitness instructor to help
Santas be their very best. They also visited the
largest Christmas store in the world and
stopped off at Toys "R" Us to learn about the'
latest toy trends.
His grandchildren think it's cool when
people smile at him and ask for photos. His
13-year-old grandson wants to succeed him


4oil-


when he retires.
"I make people smile, and that's what it's
all about," he said.
He can't remember a time when anyone
ever frowned at him.
"I truly believe I spent the first 65 years of
my life preparing to be Santa," he said.
Dennis Pollard first
l - " portrayed Santa while he
S was serving in the Navy
in Brunswick, Maine.
Now he makes regular
appearances in holiday
parades and other engage-
wow .ments, and he's a regular
-,.-..-' . at Main Street Pie Com-
'.. - �pany, an Alachua pizzeria.
He keeps a mailbox there
.--.. - for kids' letters, which he
) answers and leaves for
' them to pick up on their
next visit.
j On his first outings as
.. Santa, he wore a fake
beard. But he decided last
., **!


December it was
time to start grow-
ing his own beard.
"I realized I
owed it to the kids
to be as real as I
could," he said.
In addition to
volunteering at . *
Haven Hospice,
Pollard also
spends time each
week at the
Ronald McDonald
House and works _
full-time as a Dennis Pollard
physician's assis-
tant at Shands. Several of his family members
have experienced hospice care, and his in-
volvement with Santa America and Haven
Hospice is a way to give back.
Pollard talks to kids not only about gifts
but about keeping their promises, which in-
clude keeping their rooms clean, working hard
in school and not fighting with their siblings.
"It's a privilege for us to play Santa," he
said.


His hope is to make a difference in people's
lives no matter what time of year and no mat-
ter what age.
"We should carry love, joy and hope all
year round," he said.
This will be Hugh McDowell's sixth sea-
son playing Santa. He and his wife Betty have
both attended the Charles W. Howard Santa
Claus School.
Someone told McDowell he would look
like Santa if he grew his beard out. He also
excels with a needle and thread and actually
made his first Santa outfit.
A retired teacher, she started playing Mrs.
Claus shortly after her husband's journey be-
gan, realizing that Mrs. Claus could entertain
while the kids are waiting for him.
Both are involved with the Santa America
program and have been close to individuals
who have received hospice care.
When they aren't entertaining as Santa and
Mrs. Claus, the McDowells tend to their busi-
ness, the Learning Path, which sells educa-
tional materials and.toys. He also works full-
time as a research biochemist at the University
of Florida.
S ' They're a busy couple but always
make time for children.
*m * "The grins you get are the most
U fun," McDowell said. "But I enjoy it
all. People talk to me like they've
known me all their lives-and they
have."
It's fun for her to see the enjoyment
he'experiences.
"He really needs the time to do
something. creative," she said. "And
this fills that niche perfectly."


About Haven Hospice
Haven Hospice is North Florida's
expert in end-of-life and palliative
care and is one of three 2008 Circle
of Life Award� winners nationwide to
be recognized as leaders in improving
the care of patients near the end of life or with
life-threatening conditions. Haven Hospice
has also been recognized as a Florida Pace-
setter for its leadership in promoting living
wills. Haven Hospice has served more than
39,000 patients and families since 1979 and
. has been licensed in Florida as a not-for-prof-
it hospice since 1980. For more information,
visit www.havenhospice.org or call 800-727-
1889.


Survey on hospice care shows families give Haven Hospice a perfect score


A recent performance survey using a
national hospice measurement tool
shows families give Haven Hospice a
100 percent when asked if they would
refer others to the organization.
In this same survey, Haven Hospice
exceeded state and national averages
for providing patient and family care
in four key areas, called domains.
These domains include Coordination
of Care, Attending to Family Needs,
Informing and Communicating Pa-
tient Information and Providing Infor-
mation about Symptoms.
In all, 37 Florida hospice programs
and 1,054 national hospice programs
participated in the Family Evaluation
of Hospice Care (FEHC) Survey. The
survey was conducted on behalf of the
National Hospice and Palliative Care
Organization by Deyta, Inc., a national
specialist in performance assessment


for health-care organizations.
"This survey is a great tool for our
organization," said Tim Bowen, Haven
Hospice president. "We analyze the re-
sults, determine what changes we
need to make and then implement
throughout the organization. We are
committed to providing the best end-
of-life care possible to the communi-
ties we serve."
The goal of the FEHC survey, which
was implemented in 2004, is to evalu-
ate the quality of care provided by a
hospice program and to assess its
overall performance. This is done by
collecting and analyzing data in the
four key areas via questions that have
been specially formulated to assess
performance. Results are compiled by
averaging the scores into a single val-
ue. Scores are then compared .to state
and national averages.


Haven .also received very high
scores with regard to managing symp-
toms associated with a life-limiting ill-
ness, which exceeded state and nation-
al averages. In the domain of Coordi-
nation of Care, Haven scored high in
pain management, scoring 96 percent
compared to the state average of 95
percent and the national average of 94
percent. With regard to anxiety/sad-
ness, Haven scored 97 percent com-
pared to the state average of 89 percent
and the national average of 90 percent.
In the domain of Attending to Fami-
ly Needs, the organization, Haven
scored 91 percent compared to the
state and national average of 89 per-
cent. In the domain of Communicating
Patient Information and Providing In-
formation about Symptoms, Haven re-
ceived 88 percent compared to the
state average of 84 percent ind the na-


tional average of 85 percent.
"While we are very pleased with the
results of this survey," Bowen said,
"we are eager to continue to improve
and excel."
About Haven Hospice
Haven Hospice is North Florida's
expert in end-of-life and palliative care
and is one of three 2008 Circle of Life
Award winners nationwide to be
recognized as leaders in improving the
care of patients near the end of life or
with life-threatening conditions.
Haven Hospice has also been recog-
nized as a Florida Pacesetter for its
leadership in promoting living wills.
Haven Hospice has served more than
39,000 patients and families since 1979
and has been licensed in Florida as a
not-for-profit hospice since 1980. For
more information, visit www.haven-
hospice.org or call 800-727-1889. 4


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Growing



under low

By Lucille Bobiney Heinrich notice an u
Now that most outdoor gardening has come to a halt the rim of t
during these cool, winter months, it is time to turn our in the wate
attention to indoor gardening. Most gardeners have a persists, try
sunny window where they can maintain a fair number some of the
of plants such as African violets, jade plants, ivy, ferns, Healthy ]
and begonias that normally grow on their porches dur- quality as v
ing the summer. However, some gardeners report that
they wish they could have success with indoor plants
in some of the darker corners of their homes.
By darker, we mean parts of the home where you
cannot read a book without turning on a light. It is just
these dreary corners that you want to brighten up with
an interesting house plant. Perhaps you have already
tried artificial plants in these areas, but you are not sat-
isfied with the obvious fake look of.these dust collec-
tors and yearn to have "real" plants instead.
There are a number of plants that do well under' low-
light conditions such as plants in the Dracaena genus:
D. fragrans grows large leaves from a woody cane, re-
sembling a corn plant; D. massangeana, has bright yel-
low stripes down the middle of its leaves; D. marginata
has green leaves with a red edge; D. dragon kanzi has
white striped leaves; and D. limelight has delightful
pale yellow leaves. Gold-dust plants, D. surculosa, are
extremely attractive with heavily spotted leaves on
sturdy canes. One, of the most rugged Dracaenas is the
ribbon plant, D. sanderiana. That "lucky bamboo" that
everyone is growing these days in water with pebbles
is not really a bamboo at all; it's a Dracaena.
When it comes to really, really low light areas, the
spathiphylium, or peace lily, takes the prize. This love-
ly plant with glossy green leaves will often produce " .
white flowers that look like miniature candles. Other
excellent choices for low-light areas are: aspidistra or .4
cast-iron plant, philodendron, cacti, agelonema, or
ferns.
The enemy of these plants is too much water. Water-
ing once a week is more than enough for these plants
as they are slow growers. After watering, let stand
about 20 minutes and then drain off the excess water
standing at the base of the pot. Since these plants are
such slow growers, do not over fertilize. Only fertilize
when they are in a growth or blooming period and fer-
tilize very, very lightly. You can also replace your light
bulbs with broader-spectrum, more energy efficient
halogen which gives these plants better light.
When potting or repotting these plants, don't try to
save money by mixing your own soil; it would be bet-
ter to purchase sterilized loamy, loose soil from your
local nursery made especially for.house plants. If you


plants



light C

attractive white crust developing around
:he container, this is a sign of salts existing
r or soil. Try repotting, and if the condition
- watering with distilled water to leach ou,
e excess salts in the roots.
house plants can improve your indoor air
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Plants can provide psychological satisfaction, add pur-
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of giving the traditional Christmas cactus or poinsettia
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cense and vehicle inspection checkpoints through Dec.
28 on Brown Road, CR 252, CR 252-A, CR 252-B, CR
25-A, SR 47, SR 341, US 441, US 41, CR 245, CR 238,
CR 135, Turner Road, SR 100, Trotter's Road, Fairfield
Farms Road, CR 250, CR 349; SR 247 and SR 25 in Co-
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CR 249, CR 250, CR 252, CR 349, CR 49, CR 795, SR
20, SR 247, SR 10, SR 51, US 129 and Mitchell Road in
Suwannee County; and CR 136, CR 152, CR 143, CR
249, CR 137, CR 251, CR 146, CR 135, CR 141, CR
150, CR 145 and US 41, SR 6, SR 25 in Hamilton
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by defective vehicle equipment, troopers will concen-
trate their efforts on vehicles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires and defective lighting
equipment. In addition, attention will be directed to dri-
vers who would violate the driver license laws of Flori-
da. The Patrol has found these checkpoints to be an ef-
fective means of enforcing the equipment and driver's li-
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The poinsettia, A holiday tradition


By Carolyn Saft,
Suwannee River
Partnership Education
Coordinator/Horticulture /p
Extension Agent
The poinsettia plant is .;.
the most popular flower-
ing plant during the holi-
day season. From the 14th
to the 16th centuries,
Aztecs used the poinsettia
leaves to dye fabric for
clothing and the sap to
help control fevers. The
Aztecs considered the red
color a symbol of purity
and so poinsettias were
traditionally a part of their
religious ceremonies. Carolyn Saft
g Suwannee County Mas-
fr -Gardener Volunteers
celebrated National Poinsettia Day on
Ve-c'ember I2th by attending the Univer-
gity of Florida's Poinsettia Field Day in
tlainesville. We were astonished at all
Me new varieties available. Of course,
ghey had the traditional red plants, but
Ve also saw a rainbow of colors, includ-
Ing pink, salmon, peach, burgundy,
creamy yellow and even Gator Orange!
'here were plants with speckled bracts
Specialized leaves), marbled bracts and
snowy white ones. We had many vari-
eties to choose from, but when it came
Dme to load the van, most of the plants
we purchased were the traditional red
enes.
g Our grpup -.,\ed cnil.ent with the
Btion'ri ide trend in sale were the red
lja -' .s 'c.,iurt t ,i .ippirO\ nujtcl) three-
suarters of all sales. \The next popular
tolor was white followed by pink. The
poinsettia industry generates about $250
million dollars annually.



Suwannee
In celebration of the ."Experience
:50th,anniversary of County Histc
udvannee County, the um." Throug
gpwannee County Histori- events, muse
:1 Museum has intro- hopes to bring
litced,a fall series of pro- derstanding
tram events. These events- ti'on of the ri
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The poinsettia's
main attraction is
its leaves not its
flowers. The col-
ored leafy parts are
actually bracts or
modified leaves.
The flowers of the
plant are the yel-
low/green clustered
buds in the center.
When selecting
plants to buy,
choose plants with
little or no yellow
pollen showing on
the flower clusters.
Plants that have
shed their pollen
will soon drop
their colorful


bracts or leaves.
. To prolong the life of your plants,
avoid placing them near hot or cold
drafts. They are highly sensitive to cold
temperatures and even a few minutes of
exposure will cause the leaves and
bracts to discolor and drop off. Ideal
temperatures are 700-75�F during the
day and 600-65�F during the night. Wa-
ter them regularly to keep the soil
moist, but avoid keeping them soggy.
Drying out of the roots will cause pre-
mature leaf loss.
The sticky, milky sap can be irritating
to people who are allergic to rubber la-
tex plants. If ingested, the plant can
cause stomach irritation and discomfort,
but it is not considered poisonous to
adults, children or pets.
The poinsettia is a short-day plant that
blooms when days are short and nights
are long. If the dark period is interrupt-
ed by artificial light from any source af-


ter 'October 1st, flowering will be de-
layed or interrupted.
And so our family's.holiday tradition
continues. I have selected a stunning red
plant for my mom, a creamy white beau-
ty for my Aunt, a funky marbled plant
for my Sister and a variety of plants for
the Horticulturist of the family. Merry
Christmas!
Extension programs are open to all
people regardless of race, color, sex, reli-
gion, disability or national origin. In ac-


Christmas

Tea Party

at Grace

Manor


cordance with the Americafis with Dis-
abilities Act, any person needing a spe-
cial accommodation to participate in any
activity should contact the Suwannee
County Cooperative Extension Service at
1302 Eleventh Street, SW, Live Oak,
Florida 32060 or telephone (386) 362 -
2771 at least five working days prior to
the event. Hearing impaired can access
the foregoing telephone by contacting
the Florida Relay Service at 1 - 800 -
955 - 8770 or 800 - 955 - 8772 (TDD).


Grace Manor Restaurant will host a special
fundraising event for the Suwannee County
Historical Museum at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec.
14. This event will include a tour of the gar-
dens of the historic Dowling House, arid end
with tea and entertainment in the parlor and
dining rooms. Tickets are required for this
event, and are available through the museum or
the City Clerk's office at Live Oak City Hall.
Info: 386-362-1776.


Dec. 20-21

Suwannee County 150th

Anniversary Reception
In celebration of Suwannee County's 150th Anniversary the Suwan-
nee County Historical Museum, in cooperation with the Suwannee
County Historical Commission, will hold a special
reception and museum open house from 2-5 p.m.,
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 20-21 at 208 N'. Ohio Ave.. Live Oak.
Suwannee County was established on Dec. 21. 1858. This event will
include entertainment and a time of recollection and fellowship.
Refreshments will be served. Info: 386-362-1776.


museum presents 2


the Suwannee offer.
orical Muse- Museum associate and
h these special program director, Randy
uum staff Toriance has worked dili-
ng a better un- gently in developing a se-
and apprecia- ries of topics that will en-
u'I oIq.,thai [ ' enai rndiyn pajiic-
i'uni a'v s h ( ' pants, in t variety )f topics.


Now THAT'S Something

To Smile About!


Tanner
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3 1/2 months
"Santa Claus'is
coming to town!"

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this week's SMILE
photograph!
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for publication to:

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and subjects, involving
many different facets of
the community.
The 2008 Fall Series
program of events are as
follows:
-Christmas Open
House -- The Suwannee
County Historical Museum
will hold a Christmas open
house on Saturday, Dec.
13. This event will host a
special visit from St. Nick
and also welcome the par-
ticipation of North Florida
Authors for a book-signing
party. Refreshments will be
served. This event will be
held at the Suwannee
County Historical Muse-
um, 208 N Ohio Ave., Live
Oak, from noon until 6
p.m. For more information:
386-362-1776. Operating
Hours: Monday - Saturday,
9 -a.m. - 3 p.m.
Christmas Tea Party at


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Grace Manor -- On Sun- Suwannee County Histori-
day, Dec. 14, Grace Manor cal Museum, 208 N Ohio
Restaurant will host a spe- Ave., Live Oak, from 2 - 5
cial fundraising event for p.m. For more information:
the Suwannee County His- 386-362-1776. Operating
torical Museum. This event Hours: Monday - Saturday,
will include a tour of the 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
gardens of the historic Suwannee County Mu-
Dowling House, and end seum Open House -- In
with tea and entertainment celebration of the anniver-
in the parlor and dining sary, of Suwainnee County,
rooms. Tickets are required the Suwannee County His-
for this event, and are torical Museum has ex-
available through the mu- tended its operating hours
seum or the city clerk's of- to include Saturdays.
fice at Live Oak City Hall. These extended hours will
This event will begin at provide opportunities for
3:30 p.m. For more infor- visitors from out of town
nation: 386-362-1776. that may be attending other
Suwannee County local events to come and
150th Anniversary Re- celebrate the history of
ception -- In celebration of Suwannee County. Suwan-
Suwannee County's 150th nee River Valley hosts
Anniversary the Suwannee many special events
County Historical Muse- through this region, most
um, in cooperation with of which take place on the
the Suwannee County His- weekend. These extended
torical Commission will hours will make it possible
hold a special reception for those individuals at-
:and museum open house tending these events to ex-
on Saturday and Sunday, perierice the Suwannee
Dec. 20 & 21. Suwannee County Historical Muse-
County was established on um. The museum is locat-
Dec. 21, 1858. This event ed at 208 N. Ohio Avenue,
will include entertainment operating hours: Monday -
and a time of recollection. Saturday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
and fellowship. Refresh- For more information: 386-
ments will be served. This 362-1776.
event will be held at the The Suwannee County
Historical Museum is lo-
-cated at 208 N Ohio Ave.,
Live Oak. Operating
Hours: Monday - Saturday,
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more
information: 386-362-
1776.


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Continued From Page 7A

their continued love and
support throughout our
mother's last few years
without our dad.
The family received
friends from 9:00-10:00
AM at the Live Oak
Church of Christ on
Thursday, December 11,
2008. The service was
followed at 10:00 with
Rev. Craig
Williams officiating.
Interment followed in the
Live oak Cemetery.
Daniels Funeral Homes
& Crematory, Inc. of Live
Oak is in charge of all
arrangements.

Please sign the
online guestbook. Go to
www suwanneedemocrat. corn
and click on obituaries


Loyd Vann
September 16, 1925 -
December 9,2008

'd oyd Vann, 83,
S Mayo, FL passed
X away Tuesday,
December 9, 2008 after a
long illness. Mr. Vann
moved to Mayo from
McAlpin, FL three years
ago and was a member of
McAlpin Advent Christian
Church. He was a Korean
Veteran while serving in
S the Navy and retired after
fifteen years.
Mr. Vann is survived by
his wife: Irene Vann,
Mayo, FL; two daughter:
Susan Vann (Jeffery)
Singletary, Mayo, FL Gina
Vann (Michael) Goss, Jr.,
, Branford, FL; one son:
Jefferson (Penny) Vann,
Dowling Park, FL; one
sister: Elosie Stuckey,
MacClenny, FL; ten
grandchildren and
seventeen great-
grandchildren.
Services will be held at
10:00 am Friday,
December 12, 2008 at
McAlpin Advent
Christian Church with
Rev. Paul Bertolino and
Rev. Jeff Vann officiating.
Interment will follow in
McAlpin Advent Christian
Church Cemetery.
Daniels Funeral Homes
Crematory, Inc. of Live
Oak is in charge of all
arrangements.

S Please sign the
online.guestbook. Goto
www.suwanneedemocrat.com
and click on obituaries


Roger D. Crossno
August 20, 1950 -
December 6, 2008

X oger D. Crossno,
58, O',Brien, FL
passed away


Saturday, December
2008 after a
long illness. TI
Bakersfield, CO nati
moved to O'Brien fr
Kentucky in 2001.
Mr. Crossno was
Baptist Faith.
Mr. Crossno is survive
by his wife: Que
Crossno, Welord, SC a
Donna Cassan, O'Brif
FL; two daughters: Kar
(Nick) Liakos, Tampa, F
Rogette M. Kadel (Ch
Tucker), Lyman, SC; t
sons: Roger D. Crossno,
(Francina & Tamm
Lyman, SC; four brother
Garry L. (Ann) Crossi
Immokalee, FL, Arlin
(Cindy) Crossno, Fel
FL, Steven G. (Mai
Crossno, Live Oak, F
Arnold R. (Lynn) Crossi
Live Oak, FL, ni
grandchildren and o
great-grandchild. He w
preceded in death by o
daughter: Elizabeth
Crossno and Two siste
Sharon 0. Condy a
Jonelle Crossno.
Visitation was held 1:0
3:00 PM Monda
December 8, 2008
Daniels Funeral Homes
Crematory, Inc.
Daniels Funeral Hdirm
& Crematory, Inc. of Li
sOak is in charge of
arrangements.

Please sign the
online guestbook. Go to.
www. suwanneedemocrat. cc
and click on obituaries


Maxine E. Rowell
May 9, 1921 -.
December 9,2008

*AI iaxine
Rowell,
Lake City, I
passed away Tuesdo
December 9,
2008. Daniels Fune:
Homes & Crematory, Inc

Please sign the
online guesibook. Go to'
www.suwanneedemocrat. cc
and click on obituaries


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Christmas Village in Dowling Park


presents Jesus, name above all names!,


A musical celebration of the Christmas story


Featuring The Village Church Chancel Choir,
Drama, Youth, Instruments, Te Deum Ringers
and Guest Soloist, Lani Clark. Saturday, De-
cember 13, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, December 14,
10:00 a.m.; Sunday December, 14 3:00 p.m.
Tickets are necessary for the Saturday
evening and Sunday afternoon services only,


and are available at no charge through the Vil-
lage Church 386-658-5344, or in Live Oak at
The Music Center and New Life Bible Book-
store.
Tickets will be honored until 6:15 p.m. and
2:45 p.m., after which the doors will be opened
to non-ticketed guests.


Altrusa Christmas tour of homes


y). Altrusa International, Inc. of Live
rs: Oak is proud to announce it's 6th An-
no, nual Tour of Homes on
V. Saturday, Dec. 13. Five
da, of Live Oak's most beau-
ry) tiful homes will be
�L, decked out in their holi- U
no, day finery and available
ne for touring from noon - El
ne until 5 p.m. The tour be- Truc
vas gins at the Live Oak Gar-
*ne den Club, where maps
J. will be provided and re-
rs: freshments will be
nd served.
Tickets to the tour are
)0- $10 each, and may be
ay, purchased at Windstream i
at Communications, Live
& Oak City Hall, McCri-
mon's Office Systems,
ies the Supervisor of Elec-
ve tions office, or from any
all, Altrusa member.
This tour is the major
fundraiser event for Al-
trusa. All proceeds will
m go directly to the cornm-
munity projects support-
- ed by the local club. Do-
nations of time and mon-
ey go to agencies such as
Vivid Visions, Take
Stpck in Children, Haven
Hospice, Pregnancy Cri-
. sis Center, local school
reading programs, along
with scholarships and in-
E. kind donations to other
87 organizations.
FL For more information
ay, about the tour, please
contact Esther Bass, tour W
ral chair, at 364-2502.
Altrusa International,
Inc. of Live Oak is an or-
ganization of professional
women in diversified ca-
reers. Major emphases
- are in the areas of literacy
and women's issues. For


American Legion

turkey shoot

The American Legion, Harry C. Gray
Memorial Post 107. will be holding a turkey
shoot Saturday, Dec. 13 and 27 at 12:30 at
10726 142nd Street in McAlpin (six miles
south of Live Oak on US 129, left on 142nd
Street). Food, snacks and other refreshments
available. 12 gauge shotguns only. Shells
furnished by legion. For more information
call 386-362-5987 or 386-658-2447. The
esent is open to the public.


further information about Altrusa,
please contact Barbie Scott, presi-


dent, at 386-362-2171, or Dana Esco,
membership chair, at 386-209-1871.


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'Dog

Continued From Page 1A Tim Carver, past presi-
dent of the Quarterback
bring back excitement to Club and pastor of First
Suwannee High football," -Advent Christian Church;
Scarborough said by Clyde Fleming, em-
phone Thursday. . ployee of the Florida De-
He said the committee apartment of Transporta-
did not establish strict tion;
criteria for coaching can- Alex Fountain Sr., pas-
didates at its first meet- tor of African Baptist
ing. Church and employee of
"We're still working on Suwannee Valley Electric
-exactly what we're look- Cooperative; '
ing for in a football Matt Frier, former SHS
-coach," Scarborough and FSU athlete;
:said. "Our goal is to have Clifford Gwinn, em-
"a new football coach in ployee of the Florida De-
,place by Feb. 1." apartment of Transporta-
A separate search will tion;
'be conducted sometime Naomi Hart, retired ed-
'next year for a new ath- ucator;
letic director, to replace Dawn Lamb, SHS prin-
the outgoing Randy cipal;
:Ethridge. Earlier this Anit'a Mapp, media di-,
month, Ethridge was re- rector at Suwannee Mid-
lieved of his duties effec- dle School;
Ktive the end of the school John Palmer, former
!year and former Bulldog SHS athlete;
head coach Tomm - Tim Roberts, employee
'Chambers was let go im-, of Pilgrim's Pride;
immediately , Keith Stephens, inde-
Committee members pendent contractor;
,are: Michael Warner, owner
Chairman Jim Daniels, of Roundman's Pump Re-
,president of the Suwan- pair & Well Drilling;
nee Quarterback Club; Wesley Williams, em-
Tom Abercrombie, ployee of Suwannee Val-
dean of students at ley Electric Cooperative;
Suwannee Middle and
School; Wayne Wilson, member
Ronnie Baldwin, em- of the Quarterback Club.
ployee of Suwannee The committee meets
County maintenance de- every Tuesday at 7 a.m.
apartment ; at the Quarterback Club,
George Blake, former at 303 Wilbur Street in
Live Oak city council- Live Oak.
man; All committee meet-
Dick Calvitt, local real- ings are open to the pub,
tor; lic. .'. ;


We'll miss you, Shirley


Continued From Page 1A

Hatch, longtime editor
and publisher of the
News, is stepping aside to
spend more time with her
family, including - espe-
cially - her beloved hus-
band, Leon.
Born in Gilchrist Coun-
ty, the former Shirley
Williams moved with her
parents to Branford after
the sixth grade. The place
was hardly new tb her,
though.
"I spent a lot of sum-
mers here," she recalled
during a recent interview.
Her maternal grandpar-
.ents, Dr. I.P. and Minnie
Philpot, lived in Bran-
ford, and Shirley loved
her long visits there dur-
ing breaks from school.
She loved school plen-
ty well, too. Shirley was'
a star academically and
athletically. An all-con-
ference guard on the
school basketball team,
she was a cheerleader and
reigned as FFA sweet-
heart during her senior
year. All the while mak-
ing consistent appear-
ances on the honor roll.
It was at 17 that her
life changed forever. The
boys basketball team was
in the state finals in
Belleview. The cheerlead-
ers needed a ride to the
game. A nice young man
from the booster club,
just home from military.
service, volunteered for
the job. In April 1954,
just 14 months after they
met, Shirley and Leon
Hatch were married.
'It was almost like it
was destined," says
.Shirley. "LUs being togeth-
er was meant to be.".
Leon and Shirley want-
ed a family, and they
%wanted it right away.
"Three ,9.derfu 'chil-
dren blesSeibur lives."


Shirley says. Lee was
born in 1955, Shawn in
1956 and Chuck in 1958.
What a life they've had
together. All of it set in
what Shirley calls her fa-
vorite place in the world:
Branford.
"I love my town," she
says quietly. "It's peace-
ful. There's a kind atmos-
phere here."
And the memories,
Fried chicken, of all
things, comes to mind.
Son Chuck played foot-.
ball for the University of
Florida from 1975-80,
and some weekends he'd
bring home a few team-
mates for some down
time - the boys liked the
relaxed atmosphere of
Branford next to the rela-
tive hustle and bustle of
Gainesville - and Mom's
snacks.
. "I'd fry chicken all
day," Shirley says. She
had to, to keep her Gators
in good supply. "I'd have
a great big pile of chick-
en and they'd make it dis-
appear like a vacuum
cleaner." I
Shirley ran into one of.
the boys, Darrell Carpen-
ter, a couple of weeks
back.
"I've' never had better
fried chicken," Shirley
says he recalled.



So how will Shirley
spend her time, now that
she's no longer chasing
deadlines? She's already
started to slow down a
little. For the past few
months she's been work-
ing just part time at the
News. But that doesn't
add up to all that much
free time. Shirley is still
heavily involved in the
family businesses found-
ed by Leon and his.broth-
er Rudolph. andvlIt-'


finds time to volunteer in close by so that we can be


the community.
Plus her first great-
grandchild was born in
October. She and Leon
have eight grown grand-
children.
"Our children and
grandchildren have
blessed us," Shirley says.
"We love having them


involved in their lives."
"We have been so
blessed to live in this
community," she adds.
And the community has
been blessed to have her -
in its midst, and at the
helm of The Branford
News.


Continued From Page 1A

property owned by Jimmy
and Stacey Worth. Fina
ruled that the county had
failed to properly notify
the Worths and other
landowners of a zoning
hearing seeking a special
exception to operate the
track.
The damages portion of
the suit was settled out of
court, however. A letter
outlining the terms of the'
agreement was obtained
yesterday by the Democ-
rat.
The Nov. 7 letter, from
the Worths' attorney to an
attorney representing the
county, indicates that the
county would pay the,
Worths $20,000 in attor-
ney's fees and $550 to. *
cover mediation costs.
Stacy Worth told the De-
mocrat she received a


check from the county's
insurance carrier, the.
Florida League of Cities,
on Dec. L According to
County Commission
Chairman Jesse. ,
Caruthers, there were no
out-of-pocket costs to the
c.ounty.
The motocross track,
AmpXtreme Adrenaline
Motorsports Park, was
shut down in May after
Fina's rttling. William and
Enola Golightly, who
were granted the zoning"
exception in 2006, have
filed another application
with the county to reopen''
the racetrack. A zoning
board hearing is sched-
uled for Dec. 18 at 6 p.m.
at City Hall.
The proposed track and
campground is located
about 12 miles north of
Live Oak in the Fort
Union area.


School bus crash injures one


Continued From Page 1A

apprehended a short time
later by a sheriffs deputy,
reports show.'
A passenger, Alfonzo
Meudez, 24, also of Live
Oak was taken to Lake
City Medical Center for.


Butler was not hurt.
Charges were filed
against Hernandez for vio-
laion of right of' way, no
valid driver's license and
leaving the scene of a
crash with property dam-
age.
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Page 8B


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Recreational football


2008 championship

The recreational center youth football program completed their season Nov. 10 here at home. Pal beat
the Steelers 12-8 and the Jaguars beat the Buccaneers 14-6. Here are some photos from those games.
More photos, Page 3B.


Dee Coleman gains yardage against the' Jaguars.


Quarterback Rhett Baldwin of the Steelers stretches out. - Photos: Paul Buchanan


The Jaguars beat the Buccaneers 14-6.


SPORTS
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Sportabout
By Tom Daniels
It's time to talk Heisman.
Tim Tebbw should be the '
winner, short and sweet. This
year he didn't sneak up on
anybody. Defenses were
prepared with him in mind and
he still did what he does best ...
everything! The Gators will be
playing for the national
championship, won the SEC,
and have a nine-game winning
streak. Tebow has a slight edge
in that he gets a vote as a
former winner. Did O.J. lose
his? No, he just can't vote in
real elections for a while.
Recession, what recession?
Corporate CEO'S and baseball


Pal beat the Steelers in a championship game Nov. 10 12-8.


SMS boys basketball 5-0 this season

Girls are 4-1


Submitted
The Suwannee Middle School basketball pro-
gram is doing well so far this season, with the
boys sitting on a perfect season so far at 5-0; 2-0
in the Florida Crown Conference, and the girls
not far behind at 4-1; 1-1 in conference.
The boys took on Jasper Dec. 1, beating them
by a score of 46-39. Leading scorers of that game
include: Keyshawn Jones with 16 points; Jim-
my Taylor with 13 points; Lavare Williams
with eight points and Anthony Williams with
five points.
The 'Pups squashed Lake City Dec. 2, 35-25.


Leading scorers of that game include: Keyshawn
Jones with 14 points; Jimmy Taylor with seven
points; Lavare Williams with five points and
Anthony Williams with three points.
On Dec. 4 the 'Pups defeated Madison at home
38-24. Jimmy Taylor dominated that game with
13 points, followed by Keyshawn Jones with
eight points, Lavare Williams with five points
and Anthony Williams with two points.
The Lady 'Pups pounded Jasper 39-18 Dec. 1
in Hamilton County. Lead scorers of that game
SEE SMS, PAGE 3B


SEE SPORTS, PAGE 3B


Lady 'Dogs crush

the competition


By Jimmy Jackson
The Suwannee High School
lady basketball team crushed
the Bradford County Torna-
does Dec. 5 49-3 1. The Torna-
does were 2007-08 district
champs. The Lady 'Dogs
played their best game of the
season led by Rictoria Mer-
rick with 11 points, followed
by Kristiana Evans with six
points and eight rebounds, Joy


Baker with six points, Caity
Foreman with five points,
Kemberlee Beaty with four
points and six rebounds and
several players with four
points each: Tara Oliver,
Hope Chambers and
Tatiyana Thomas. Lacey
Tooten had three points,
Tiyrenee Riley had two
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to be a great game to be a part of."
SHAUN O'HARA
Giants center, on playing against the
Cowboys this week.


By the Numbers

414
The number of passing yards
tossed by Texans quarterback
Matt Schaub last week, a career
and franchise best.

6
The number of 100-yard games
by Vikings running back Adrian
Peterson in 2008.

28.6
The number of average points
per game scored by the Arizona
Cardinals, tops in the NFL.


Next Week
WEEK 16
Thursday, Dec. 18
Indianapolis at Jacks., 8:15 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 20
Baltimore at Dallas, 8:15 p.m.
Sunday, Dec.21
New Orleans at Detroit, 1 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Tennessee, 1 p.m.
Miami at Kansas City, 1 p.m.
Arizona at New England, 1 p.m.
San Fran. at St. Louis, 1 p.m.
San Diego at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
Cincinnati at Oleveland, 1 p.m.
N.Y. Jets at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.
Houston at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.
Buffalo at Denver, 4:05 p.m.
Atlanta at Minnesota, 4:15 p.m.
Philadelphia at Wash., 4:15 p.m.
Carolina at N.Y. Giants, 8 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 22
G.B. at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.


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2 K Warner ARI 4,020
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defender.

RIGHT:
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runs the ball
for the
Buccaneers.


The Steelers after a Nov. 10 championship game.


SMS boys basketbJal 5-0 this season


Continued From Page 1B
include: Dequesha Pough with 15 points,
Shirmira Smith with 10 points and Day-
cia Bandy with eight points.
The Lady 'Pups stayed home Dec. 2 and


Lady 'D(

the corn
Continued From Page 1B
points, seven rebounds and three steals
and Jawanza Pipkin had two steals and
three rebounds.
On Saturday, Dec. 6, the Lady 'Dogs
traveled to Hamilton County to take on
the Hamilton County Trojans, squashing
them 53-47.
The Lady 'Dogs were led by Tatiyana
Thomas with 14 points and two steals,
Rictoria Merrick with 12 points, eight
rebounds and six steals, Hope Chambers


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Smith leading the scores with 11 points.,
The Lady 'Pups were defeated by Madi-
son 25-29 in Madison County.
Lead scorers of that game include De-
quesha Pough with eight points, Shami-


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petition
with eight points and seven rebounds,
Kristiana Evans with six points, six re-
bounds and three steals, Joy Baker with
four points and one steal, Caity Foreman
with four points and five rebounds, Kem-
berlee Beaty with four points and six re-
bounds, Lacey Tooten with three points
and two rebounds and TiyRenee Riley
with six rebounds and three steals..,
Everyone please come out and support
the Lady 'Dogs. They take on Santa Fe
tonight in a home game.










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are recession proof. C.C. Sabathia
signed a six-year, 140 million dollar
contract, Frankie Rodriguez, a three-
year, 37 million dollar contract. What
do you think Mickey Mantle or
Willie Mays or Sandy Koufax could
have gotten if there were free agency
back then? If they got it back then we
might need a mortgage to buy a
ticket today. Before the baseball
winter meetings are over we will see
some blockbuster trades.
The NFL is a little disappointing,
laying off 14 percent of its work
staff. The last time I checked they
had the sixth largest GNP in the
world. People talk of an all-New
York Super Bowl with the Giants and
Jets. How about an all-Florida Super
Bowl with the Dolphins and Bucs.
Did I really say that? It could
happen. Or the Appalachian Bowl
Carolina against Tennessee. The
Detroit Lions are the only team with
art unblemished record and put their
0-13 record on the line against -
Peyton Manning this Sunday. I think
they stay perfect. Talk about bail out,
they may want to relocate to Canada
and take Ricky Williams with them.
Can anyone in Detroit manage?
Where is Sparky Anderson when you
need him? Maybe Barry Sanders will
come back.
On a local note the search for a
new coach begins in Suwannee.
Rumors will fly and the names
bandied about will be many and.
colorful. When there is something
credible I will let you know. I trust
our next coach ,willbe the gentleman
Coach Chambers is, and wish him
success. The coaching community
also hopes and prays for Coach A's
recovery.


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CHURCH CALENDAR


Saturday
Dec. 13
Children's Christmas
Craft Workshop
The Branford Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Women
are sponsoring a Children's Craft Workshop Saturday
Dec. 13. Children are invited to make handmade crafts
from 9 a.m. to 12 noon as Christmas gifts for family and
friends. All supplies are included and there is no charge
to participate. Branford Presbyterian Church is located on
the corner of Branford Hwy 247 and Drane St. and
Haines Ave. near downtown Branford. For More
Information regarding this press release and event please
contact Terry Gray at (386) 935-4280.


Saturday
Dec. 13
Yard "NO" Sale
Southside Baptist Church
(One mile past Library on the right)
10413 US Hwy 129
Live Oak, FL 32060
386-362-5239
Saturday, December 13
8:00 a.m. - Noon
This is a ministry outreach of our church. NO STRINGS
ATTACHED!!

Sunday


Dec. 14
Missionaries Rev. & Mrs. Randy James from Kenya,
Africa
The Live Oak Church of the Nazarene is hosting mission-
aries Rev. & Mrs. Randy James from Kenya, Africa on
Sunday Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. They will be providing special
music and a message. Come and hear about the exciting
work in Kenya. The church is located at 915 South Church
Avenue.

Saturday
Dec. 20


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ADVENT CHRISTIAN
FIRST ADVENT
CHRISTIAN CHURCH
699 Pinewood Drive
(386) 362-1802
Rev. Tim Carver, Pastor

SUNDAY


Sunday School................ ..........e9:3
Worship Service.............................. 10:3
Evening Service.............. .......... 6:3
WEDNESDAY
Bible Study.... ............. ........... 10::

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ADVENT CHRISTIAN
Advent Christian Village, Dowling P
Rev. Steve Lawson & Rev. Rosema
Humbles & Rev. John Harper
Youth Pastor Rev. Randy Lamb
SUNDAY
Morning Worship .......................... 9:55
Christian Education Hour..............11:15
Evening Worship and
Children's Group..............................6:0

ANGLICAN
FAITH IN CHRIST CHURCH
9317 U.S. Hwy. 90 West, Lake Cit
1/2 mile east of Suwannee/Columbia Count
Rev. Don Wilson

SUNDAY
Holy Communion...... .............. 9:3C
1928 Book Of Common Prayer
Bible Study.................................. 10:45
For more information:
Church Office 754-2827
Rev Wilson 208-9882

BAPTIST

PINE LEVEL MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
11885 217th Rd., Dowling Park
Church Phone: 658-3236
Pastor J. H. Brown - 362-3134
Sunday School...........................9:4
M morning Service........ ............... 10:'
Sunday Evening Service...............7:0
Wednesday Night Service.............7:3
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401 West Howard Street * Live Oak, FL 32064
Phone: 386-362-1583 * Fax 386-364-6478
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Rev. Phillip Herrington, Pastor
Rev. Steve Sweitzer, Pastoral Care/Administration
Rev. Alan Lott, Music and Worship
Rev. Will King, Students and Education


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Early Worship.................,......................... 8:30 am
Sunday School.......................................... 9:45 am
Morning Worship.................................... 11:00 am
I am Discipleship Training.............................. 6:00 pm
Evening Worship...................................... 7:00 pm
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Youth Discipleship...........................5:30-6:30 pmr
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495722-F Adult Small Group................6:00-8:00 pm
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tY Pastor: Dr. David Teems
14364 140th St., Live Oak, FL 32060.
386-776-1010 or 386-776-1418'
email address: Suwannee baptasso@alltel.net
SUNDAY SERVICES
Sunday Morning Bible Study...................9:45 am
45 am Worship Service..... ............. ............ 11:00 am
45 am (Children's Church during Morning Worship)
00 pm Discipleship Training.................................. 6:00 pm
10 pm (Women's Bible Study, Men's Bible Study,
80708-F Youth Discipleship, Youth Choir, Children's Choir
Evening Worship......................................... 7:00 pm
WEDNESDAY SERVICES
Wednesday Evening Supper.....................5:45 pm
.;N Awanas............................................. ........; 6:30 pm
Bible Study & Prayer Time..........................7:00 pm
Nursery available during all services
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SUWANNEE STATION
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Everybody Welcomed
3289 101st Lane, Live Oak, FL 32060
Bro. Wilbur Wood, (386) 362-2553

SUNDAY
Sunday School.........................1....10:00 am
Morning Worship..........................11:00 am
Choir Practice..... .......... .............. 6:00 pm
t Evening Worship.................7:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Prayer & Worship...........................7:00 pm
Children & Youth Program................7:00 pm
494605-F
PINEMOUNT BAPTIST CHURCH
US 129 South (Across from the S&S Store)
Post Office Box 129-McAlpin, Florida
(386) 362-5634
416318-F Nursery provided for each worship service
-- Worship and Fellowship Opportunities of the Week
Pastor: Matthew Barker

DS . SUNDAY
Bible School.............................................. 9:45 am
Morning Worship................... ........... 11:00 am
Evening Worship...................................... 6:30 pm

s ~ WEDNESDAY
IU R S Family Night Supper...................................6:00 pm
L ive" AWANA Club..............................................6:30 pm
41319-F Prayer M eeting............................................7:00 pm

an Notforsakingtheassembling of ourselves
together... but encouraging one another.
Hebrews 10:25 494606-F

WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
13969 Railroad St.
Live Oak, FL 32060
"Experiencing God Together"
21 1 Church Office: 386-364-1112
416323-F Van Freeman, Pastor
386-364-6413
l SUNDAY
Sunday School.........................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m.
Children's Church......................11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship................6....6:00 p.m.

E) WEDNESDAY
Prayer Meeting............................ 7:00 p.m.
474956-F


BAPTIST (SOUTHERN
WESTWOOD BAPTIST
920 11th Street, SW (Newbem Road)
* 362-1120
Dr. Jimmy Deas, Pastor
Rev. Jim McCoy, Minister of Music
and Senior Adults
Rev. Jon Egan Minister of Students
SUNDAY
Sunday School.................................-9:30 a.m .
Morning Worship & Childrens Church
10:50 a.m.
Discipleship Training.....................5:00 p.m.
Children's Choirs..........................5...500 p.m.
Youth Choir.... .............. ............ 5:00 p.m .
Evening Worship Service...............6:30 p.m.
TUESDAY
Men's Prayer Group meet at Dixie Grill....... 6:30 a.m.
Lady Quilters................................. 9:00 a.m.
Praise Team Rehearsal.....................7:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY
Ladies Prayer Group........................9:30 a.m.
Instrumental Ensemble Rehearsal....5:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Service............................6:30 p.m.
Youth Group................................... 6:30 p.m.
RA's, GA's, Mission Friends............6:30 p.m.
Adult Choir Rehearsal......................7:30 p.m.
1st Thursday of each month
Senior Saint Singers Rehearsal.......10:00 a.m.
3rd Thursday of each month
Senior Saint Singers Rehearsal....... 10:00 a.m.
Senior Adult Bible Study..... ..........11:00 a.m.
Senior Adult Covered Dish Luncheon............. 12:00 noon
416184-F
MOUNT OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
"Growing Together As Family"
5314 98th Terrace, Live Oak, FL 32060
(From US 90, take CR 417 to 98th Terrace and follow signs)
Senior Pastor John Watkins
Associate Pastor Jason Fletcher
Youth Minister Jeremy Jackson
www.mtobc.com
386-963-5603: .
SUNDAY
Bible Study (Sunday School)...................9:45 am
Celebration Worship............... ............. 11:00 am
Evening Worship.........................................6:00pm
Depth (Student Bible Study).....................6:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Family Supper........................:.....................5:00 pm
Kidz Club.............................................. 6:00 pm
Discipleship Classes for Adults.................6:30 pm
Flood Student Worship..... ....... .............. 6:30 pm
416187-F
WELLBORN BAPTIST CHURCH
Dr. Donald Minshew, Senior Pastor
Rev. Tommy Smith, Minister of Education and Youth
Mr. Jacob Martens, Minister of Music
U.S. 90 West & Lowe Lake Rd., Wellborn
Church Phone 963-2231
wellbombaptist@windstream.net
SUNDAY
Early W orship.............................................. 8:30 am
Sunday School.... ............... ............ 9:45 am
(Classesfor all ages)
Morning Worship Service.........................11:00 am
Children's Church (Grades K-4th)
Children's Choir........................................ 4:45 pm
CiA/Mission Friends................................. 6:00 pm
Evening Worship...... ................6:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Family Dinner......... ............................. 5:30 pm
AWANA......................................................6:30pm
One Way Youth Ministry (Grades 7-12)......6:30 pm
Prayer/Bible Study.................;................... 7:00 pm
Nursery is available for all services 416190-F
SHADY GROVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST ,
15 miles West Hwy.90 -
2 Miles Down River Road
Rev. David Hingson, 658-2547
SUNDAY
Sunday School................................. 9:45 am
Worship...... .............. 11:00 am
Church Training.............................:6:00 pm
Evening Worship.............................7:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
AWANA Club (Ages 3-12 grades)....6:25 pm
Prayer & Bible Study........................7:00 pm
416202-F
PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST
CHURCH
18008 113th Road, McAlpin
Church Phone: 386-364-5092
Pastor Phone: 386-364-1514
Pastor: Bob Richardson
Sunday School & Bible Study........9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship &
Children's Church.......................11:00 a.m.
Nursery Available
Evening Worship..... ...............6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Midweek Prayer
and Worship................................... 7:00 p.m.
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BAPIST (SOUtHERN)

ROCKY SINK BAPTIST CHURCH
Where the "Son" always shines
8422 169th Rd., Live Oak, Florida 32060
(386) 362-3971
Pastor EdTharpe
(129 S. to 11th St. go to roundabout follow
to 136. Travel approx 7 miles turn right
. onto 169th Rd.)
SUNDAY
Sunday School................................. 9:30 am
Morning Worship....... .............. 11:00 am
Evening Worship .............................5:00 pm
Choir Practice.................................. 4:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Prayer service.................................. 6:00 pm
Team Kid Club...............................6:00 pm
Nursery & "Little Children's Church" provided
416205-F

ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH
5203 County Road 795
362-3101 - Church
Rev. David McKeithen
SUNDAY
Sunday School..... .... .............. 9:45 am'
Morning Worship...... ............;..11:00 am
Evening Worship........................... 6:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Prayer Service.............................. 7:00 pm
416200-F

MARY BELLE BAPTIST CHURCH
14919 76th St.
(West 90, 1-3/4 miles from the Jiffy Store)
Darrell Curls, Pastor
SUNDAY
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Evening W orship.......................................6:00 pm
S432925-F

CATHOUC
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER
CATHOLIC CHURCH
928 East Howard St. U.S. 90 East,
Father Richard Perko
P.O. Box 1179 Live Oak, Flofida 32060
(386) 364-1108
SUNDAY
St. Therese of the Child Jesus (Jasper)
Sunday Mass................. 8:00 am
St. Francis Xavier (Live Oak)
Sunday-Mass......................................9:30 am
Sunday (Spanish) Mass..................12:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Wednesday Mass............................7:00 pm
THURSDAY
Thursday Mass...............................9:00 am
FRIDAY
Friday Mass.................................... 9:00 am
SATURDAY
Saturday (Vigil) Mass......................5:00 pm
416207-F

EPISCOPAL
ST. LUKE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
1391 SW 11th Street, Live Oak
WEDNESDAY
Eucharist & Unction.....................10:30 am
& 6:00 pm
THURSDAY
Eucharist....................................... 7:00 am
SUNDAY
Eucharist............................ ..... .....9:00 am
Sunday School................................ 9:45 am
Eucharist....................................... 11:00 am
Nursery provided for both services.
Parish hall available for community activities
Fot more information call (386) 362-1837
The Rev. Donald L. Woodrum - Rector
416216-F

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Pre-Christmas dinner and free
gift give away

The Christian Mission in Action Ministries and Youth
Committee will be having its annual toy giveaway and
dinner this year at the Suwannee County coliseum exhi-
bition building #1 on Dec. 20 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Donations and gift items for the elderly and school age
kids are needed and appreciated. Drop off items at the
Suwannee Democrat and the coliseum on Dec. 20 by 10
a.m. Money items should be made payable to Christian
Mission in Action. For more information or to volunteer
contact Otha White Sr. at 386-364-1367 or Audrey How-
ell at 386-364-4560.


Saturday
Dec. 20
Free Christmas Dinner
There will be the annual Christmas dinner provided by
the Christian Mission in Action and the Faith-in-Christ
Anglican Church. The dinner will be held at the exhibit
building beside the Coliseum, in Live Oak, on Saturday,
Dec. 20. This dinner is provided FREE to all and will be
served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will be singing,
fellowship, and great food. A short message will be given
by Father Don Wilson of Faith-in-Christ Church.

Wednesday
Dec. 24
Candlelight service


INTERDENOMINATIONAL NON-DENOMINATIONAL


MELODY CHRISTIAN CENTER
& Melody Christian Academy
Highway 129 South * Live Oak, FL
(386) 364-4800

Children's Ministry-Youth Ministry-Adults
Services:
Sunday 10:00 am and 6:00 pm (TBA).
Wednesday 7:00 pm - Adults
Children's Ministry
Revolution Youth Church
Saturday 7:00 pm Revolution Club
Nursery Available All Services
Pastor Frank C. Davis 416233-F

CHRIST CENTRAL MINISTRIES
1550 Walker Avenue SE * Live Oak, FL
(386) 208-1341
Sunday Morning...................... 10:30 am
Wednesday Night.......... .....7:00 pm
Pastor Wayne Godsmark
Senior Pastor 477425-F

LUIHERAN
GRACE LUIHERAN CHURCH
Karl R. Stewart'- Pastor
9989 CR 136 (Duval St.) 2 miles East from red light
- SUNDAY
Bible Class........... .................... 9:30 am
Worship Service........................... 10:30 am
WEDNESDAY
Bible Study.......................................7:30 pm
386-364-1851 41242-F

NAZARENE
LIVE OAK CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
915 Church Ave., SW 1 Block So. of Mayo
Road North of High School
Rev. Louis J. Medaris
SUNDAY
Sunday School................................ 9:45 am
Morning'Worship..........................11:00 am
Evening Worship............................6:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Evening Prayer Meeting.................7:00 pm
"A Church on the Move" 416245-F

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

LIVE OAK CHURCH OF CHRIST
Minister: Craig Williams
Home: (386) 362-6409
1497 Irvin (S.R. 51)
P.O. Box 281 Live Oak, FL 32060
Church: (386) 364-5922
Bible Classes............................1....10:00 am
Morning Worship..........................11:00 am
Evening Worship........................6:00 pm
Wednesday Bible Class..................7:00 pm
Featuring Mentoring Program for Youth
416251-F


LIGHTHOUSE
CHRISTIAN CENTER *
"Freedom is Here"
P.O. Box 458, Mayo, FL 32066
386-294-3089
www.lccmayo.com
Sunday
Worship Service &
Children's Church...........................10:30 a.m.
Wednesday
Bible Study & Youth..............:..........7:00 p.m.
490399-F

LIVE OAK CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Pastor: Dr. W. Ray Kelley
Comer of Hamilton and Ohio Aves.
(Hwy. 129 N)
(386) 362-1085 (386) 209-1614
www.liveoakchristian.org
SUNDAY
Sunday School.................. 10:00 amir
Family Worship........................... 11:00 am
Evening Worship............................6:00 pm
WEDNESDAY.
Bible Study .... ............................7:00 pm
416247-F

PRESBYMERIAN
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH U.SA.
421 White Avenue, Live Oak
(386) 362-3199
Pastor Shirley Mergan
SUNDAY
Sunday School:.................. .............. 9:45 am
W orship.................... ........... . ...... 11:00 am
Communion First Sunday of every month
416255-F

PRESBYERIAN (PCA)

COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
830 Pinewood Street, Live Oak, FL
(386) 362-2323
SUNDAY
9:45 AM Sunday School
for children, youth and adults
11:00'AM Morning Worship
WEDNESDAY
5:45 PM Family Fellowship Meal
6:30 PM Kingdom Kids Children,
Partners in Christ Youth, and Adult Bible Study
7:30 PM Choir Practice
Randy Wilding, Pastor
A Christ-centered, Gospel-proclaiming,
People-loving, Family Church 416254F


PENTECOSTAL

COMMUNITY CHURCH OF GOD
Headquarters: Anderson, Indiana
10639 US Hwy. 129 S., Live Oak
-, 386-364-4484
Pastor: Rev. James Frye, Jr. 386-362-7689
Pastoral Care, Rev. Wilber Hatch 386-364-5740
Sunday School..........................................9:45 a.m .
Sunday Morning Worship...............1....0:45 a.m.
Wednesday Mid-Week Service................7:00 p.m.
491812-F


PENTECOSTAL
HEALING, DELIVERANCE,
PERFECTING THE SAINTS OUTREACH
INTERNATIONAL MINISERIES, INC.
Dr. Linda Simpson, Senior Pastor -
386-364-1607
WELCOMES ALL SOULS UNSAVED AND
UNCHURCHED AND THOSE LOOKING FOR A
CHURCH HOME WHERE YOUR MIND, BODYAND
SOUL CAN BE FED THE TRUE WORD OF GOD.
Sunday ...............................7:00 p.m.
Thursdays..................................................7:00 p.m .
Bible College Every 3rd Saturday
at 517 Walker Ave................................... :30 p.m.
2nd & 4th Sunday at 104 Beech St...........11:30 a.m..
Corner of Walker and Duval (the same building
where Love Ministries is housed)
494610-F
LIVE OAK CHURCH OF GOD
9828 US Hwy 129 South
ev. Fred R. Watson 362-2483
Web: www.liveoakchurchofgod.com
'SUNDAY
Sunday School................................... 9:45 am
Morning Worship..... ....................10:38 am
Children's Church.......................... 10:38 am
Children Choir.:..............,............5:30 pm
Evening Worship............................6:30 pm
WEDNESDAY
Pre-service Meal.............................. 5:45 pm
Family Training Hour.....................7:00 pmi
Preschool Classes, Boys Clubs, Girls
Clubs, V.I.B.E. Youth Church, Young
Adults Class and Sanctuary Bible Class
FRIDAY
Prayer at the Gates of the City...........7:00 - 8:15 am.
416256-F
LIVE OAK FIRST
* ASSEMBLY OF GOD
13793 76th St. (Mitchell Rd.), Live Oak, FL
Rev. Darin Wilson
362-2189
SUNDAY
Sunday School... .... . .;:... ,. ...:/............9:30 am
Children's Church....................................... 10:30 am
Morning Worship........................................ 10:30 am
Evening Worship....................................... 6:00 pm
W wednesday Night ...........................................7:30 pm
416303-F .

SEVENIH DAY ADVENT
LIVE OAK SEVENII DAY ADVENIIST
CHURCH
SPastor Brandon White
11239 SR 51, Live Oak, FL 32071,
364-0717 English; 330-2575 Spanish
SATURDAY SERVICES
Sabbath School...................:9:15 am
Devine.............................................................. 11:00 am
TUESDAY
Worship & Tuesday Night
Prayer M eting................................................... 7:00 p.m.
. 416281-F

UNITED METHODIST
NEW HARMONY UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
160th St. (Go south on 51 to 160th, turn right)'
Pastor: Stan Posey
Phone (386) 776-1806
SUNDAY
Sunday Worship................ ..............9:30 am
Bible Study ...... .......................... . 10:30 am
WEDNESDAY
Women's Bible Study..............................0 am
416289-F


Faith-in-Christ Anglican Church will hold a candlelight
service on Christmas Eve at 11 p.m.
The service begins at 11 p.m. and ends at midnight with
the Holy Eucharist. Everyone is invited to come and
worship with us and see what Christmas is really all
about.
The church is located at 9317 US Hwy 90 west in Lake
City. For more information about the church or the ser-
vices please call Fr. Don Wilson at 754-2827 or 208-
9882.

Ongoing church meetings

AWANA clubs-Wednesday nights, First Baptist Church
of Live Oak. Info: 386-362-1583, www.fbcliveoak.org-
click on children's ministry.


UNITED METHODIST

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
311 S. Ohio Avenue, Live Oak * 362-2047
Pastor: Dr. Will Finnin
"COME WORSHIP WITH US"
SUNDAY
Early W orship.........:..............................8:30 am
Opening Assembly..............................9:30 am
Sunday School.....................................9:45 am
Morning Worship...............................11:00 am
WEDNESDAY
Children's Choirs.................................. 5:30 pm
SPY (kindergarten - grade 5)................6:00 pm
Youth Meeting.....................................6:00 pm
Adult Handbells.................................6:00 pm
Men's Crusaders..................................7:00 pm
ChancelChoir.......................................7:30 pm
Nursery available Sunday
8:30 and 11:00 services 416291-F
WELLBORN UNITED METHODIST
12005 CR 137
963,2154 * 963-3071
Pastor James Messer
Music: Geiger Family
SUNDAY
Sunday School........................................10:00 am
Worship Service....................: ........ 11:00 am
Evening Service......................................6:00 pm
@ Huntsville UMC, Lake Jeffery Road
Youth Meeting.................................... 3:00 pm
TUESDAY
Prayer Intercession at the Alter
7:00 am,Noon and at 7:00.pm
Church is opened all day, Everyone is welcome
McLeran Mem6rial Public Library
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Bible Study .................................:.......... 7:00 pm
494608-F
PINE GROVE UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH
5300 CR 136A, Live Oak
Phone (386) 362-5595
Pastor George Swearengin
SUNDAY
Celebration of Joy -
New Contemporary Service................ 9:30 a.m.,
Sunday School-Adults &Young Children............9;30 a.m.
Choir Practice........................................................ 10:30 a.m .
Traditional Service............................................ .... 1 :00 a.m.
Adult Bible Classes:..................................:.,..........11:00 a.m ,
Sunday School -Youth...................................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service.................................... 7:00 p.m.
MONDAY
Prayer Service ...........................; ..................... 7:00 p.m .
TUESDAY
Praise Team Rehearsal ........................................ 7:00 p.m.'
WEDNESDAY
Youth Group Service.......................................... 5:30 p.m.
Pastor Bible Study.................................................7:00 p.m.
"Enter to Worship.... Depart to Service"
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Deliberate Thinking


The quality of our lives is directly influenced by the quality of our
thinking. If we spend most of our time fretting about the
future or regretting the past, it will be nearly
impossible to enjoy the present. On the
other hand, if we fill our minds with
positive thoughts and really work at
savoring life as it unfolds, we will
undoubtedly have a much happier and
satisfying life. And, because our mind is
truly where we live, it is important to be
deliberate about how and what we think.
Just as we try to fill our homes with good and
pleasant things (and periodically take out the
trash), so too should we fill our minds with
good and pleasant things, and discard the '. *
garbage of our minds as soon as it comes in; or
even better yet, not let the "rubbish" into our
minds in the fist place. It is all too easy to be a
victim of random negative thoughts, whether
these are uncharitable thoughts about our
neighbors or self-defeating thoughts about
ourselves. Sometimes we have to tune out
negative thoughts as well as negative people
in order to take control of our thoughts and
emotions. The mind is the ultimate locus of
our free will. And although we can't always
control our bodies the way we would like, we
should have control over our minds, even in
the worst of circumstances. So, we should be
deliberate in our thinking and work at
keeping things positive, banishing sin and
evil from our mind and our life and refuse
to let our mind be a home to negativity.


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whatever is pure, whatever is lonely, whatever is gracious, if there is any
excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
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RELIGION



A great time to make memories Peace; the Second

week of Advent


Dreaming of the perfect
Christmas celebration? What
do you have in mind? Of all
the things we enjoy most
about the holidays, the extra
time spent with family and
friends probably tops the list;
what a great time to make
memories! I guess we all get
that picture perfect holiday in
mind from those Norman
Rockwell paintings and the
holiday commercials that
promise us the "most wonder-
ful time of the year." Trouble
is, rarely does the real world
live up to those promises.
Perhaps you are spending
Christmas without a loved
one this year because of
death or divorce, or maybe
just the miles between you.
Sometimes it may even be


Heart

Matters
By Angie Land


conflicting schedules that can cause
us to feel like there is no room for
us, and things don't turn out like we
hope. Mary knew a little bit about
that.
"So Joseph also went up from the
town of Nazareth in Galilee to
Judea,.to Bethlehem the town of
David because he belonged to the
house and line of David. He went
there to register with Mary, who was
pledged to be married to him and
was expecting a.child. While they
were there, the time came for the
baby to be born, and she gave birth
to her first-born, a son. She wrapped
him in cloths and placed him in a
manger, because there was no room
for them in the inn," Luke 2:4-7.
Can you even imagine? About that
first real labor pain, Mary had to be


thinking, "this is not
how it was sup-
posed to be!" Giv-
ing birth to your
firstborn is a big
enough deal, but
giving birth to
God's son? Surely
Mary didn't see the
stable and manger
when she pictured
her due date! Those
pretty Nativity
scenes we set up
each year are won-
derful decorations,
but the real deal
was dirty and it
smelled like ani-
mals, not exactly
the place for a new-
born! Only because
Mary had a heart of


thanksgiving and was obedient to
God's plan ("I am the Lord's ser-
vant; may it be to me as you have
said," Luke 1:38) was she able to
make those sacrifices with such
grace. Instead of a soft, clean bed,
she gave birth on the floor of a sta-
ble. Instead of her mother and other
women tending to her, she was alone
with Joseph, who was no doubt as
overwhelmed as she was! Instead of
a cradle to lay her son, she placed
him in a feed trough; nope, not at all
What she had in mind.
As you think about this, and the
rest of the story, consider the fact
that if Mary and Joseph had been
anywhere else, those shepherds
whom God chose to be the first wit-
nesses of the birth of his son, would
have missed it. Shepherds were not


exactly high on the social ladder,
and maybe not whom Mary and
Joseph were expecting, but they
were sent by a host of God's angels!
Who better to understand the amaz-
ing truth that God had just provided
the perfect "Lamb" that would one
day be the sacrifice to take away the
sins of the world?
Could it be that when we feel like
there is no room for us someplace, it
is because God has made room for
us somewhere else, or is making
room for someone else to be with
us? Try this perspective when deal-
ing with holiday plans for your fam-
ily; if someone can't be there, look
around and see who that might make
room for, perhaps a single adult or
someone without any nearby family.
If too many miles or your schedule
cause you to miss family celebra-
tions, look around to see where God
is making room for you. Celebra-
tion is ultimately up to us, and the
attitude we choose to take; things
may not work out exactly like we
hoped, but God may just have some-
thing extra special in mind for you
this year.
Believe it, because your heart
matters!

Blessings! Angie
Heart Matters is a weekly column
written by Angie Land, Director of
the Family Life Ministries of the
Lafayette Baptist Association, where
she teaches bible studies, leads mar-
riqge and family conferences and of-
fers biblical counseling to individu-
als, couples and families. Contact
Angie with questions or comments at
angieland3 @ windstream.net.


By Derek Maul
www.Derekmaul.net


Yesterday evening, just
as soon as we returned
home from church, my'
wife went on a candle-
lighting rampage. Rebekah
knows how much I love
candles and we both be-
lieve even the fancy ones
were created to be lit - not
preserved in the plastic
wrapping they came in.
Candles are like people in
that regard - we do best
when we allow the light
inside to come out.
Candles represent the
Christ kind of peace inas-
much as the burning part'
runs contrary to the
world's typical definition.
Peace is classically de-
fined as a negative quality.
NO noise; NO conflict;
NO disruption; NO both-
er... But a candle is at
peace when it's burning; it
doesn't just sit there; it has
to give of itself - its es-
sential nature.
'Christmas peace is like
that. "Peace I give to you",
Jesus said; "not as the
world gives, give I unto
.you." Peace at best is
counter-cultural; it runs
against the grain of "the
way things are" in our cul-
ture. That is exactly how it
felt at church yesterday
evening. Close to 300 of
us squeezed in and around
the fellowship hall to eat a
hugely wonderful cover-
dish supper together; the
meal was Christmas-


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themed and abundant. We
were all over each other;
noisy and bumping into
one another and getting in
the way - a real cacophony
of sound and confusion.
Then we all piled into
the sanctuary for the annu-
al informal Christmas pro-
gram - hodgepodge praise-
band; imperfect lines de-
livered by enthusiastic ac-
tors; a church full of peo-
ple pulling for them and so
excited at how well they
all did. Our troupe did
"The Greatest Story Ever
Told," from Genesis to
Luke, compressed into 45
minutes of non-stop ac-
tion.
That's peace! Noisy and
awkward and overwhelm-
ing. "The kind of peace
that only I can give," Jesus
said. "It isn't like the
peace that this world can
give. So don't be worried
or afraid." (John 14:27)

Love and blessings, al-
ways - Derek
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By David H. Matier
Doctor of Pastoral
Counseling

With the. emphasis of
"God is love" the truth of,
"...our God is a consum-
ing fire" (Hebrews 12:29)
seems to have been for-
gotten. There must be a
balance. Forgetting this
truth has brought church-
es into conflict. Sure, we
are to love the sinner, but
we must remember to de-
test - to hate - the sin:
"...let us have grace,
whereby we may serve
God acceptably with rev-
erence and godly fear: For
our God is a consuming
fire" (Hebrews 12:28, 29).
It is the FEAR engen-
dered in remembering
WHO God is that encour-
ages appropriate respect


for Him thus provoking
works accordingly -
works in accordance with
His Word.
Actions contrary to
God's Word are to be dis-
ciplined as outlined in His
Word (Matthew 18:15-
17). It is to be kept in
mind that discipline is to
be carried out in a spirit
of love and concern
(Galatians 6:1) for the
perpetrator. But Christians
are not to set by and pre-
tend that "these things"
are not happening in their
churches. In the Corinthi-
an church many Chris-
tians were sick and some
were dying premature
deaths because they
would not discipline
themselves (I Corinthians
1130-32). If they had
judged themselves (disci-
plinel themselves) lives
would have been saved!
Parents .who love their
,children discipline them
properly (Hebrews 12:9) -
a loving church disci-
plines in accordance with
the Word of God: thus
maintaining a balance.

David H. Matier, DPC
Christian/Biblical
Counseling
dmatier@alltel.net


-The Christian Mission In Action
Ministries and Youth Committee
will be having it's Annual (Spii .
of Giving) Toy Giveaway did Din-'
ner this year at.the Suwannee
County Coliseum exhibition build-
ing #1 on December 20, from 11
a.m. until 2 p.m. The Rev. Don
Wilson, of The Anglican Church,
is co-sponsoring the event.
We need Donations (cash) and
unwrapped (new) toys and gift
items for the elderly and school


age students. Items are limited, so
any donations will be gratefully
appreciated., ,
Donated items can be dropped
off at The Suwannee Democrat
Live Oak, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5
p.m., and at the Coliseum on Sat-
urday morning the 20 of December
at 10 a.m. There'will be a collec-
tion box installed in the lobby of
The Suwannee Democrat. Money
items should be made payable to
Christian Mission in Action (nota-


Stion) Christmas Gift 2008, thank
you!
The Christian Mission'In Action
'Youth Development and Advisory
Committee are in need of serious
minded and committed leaders to
assist us with the youth of our
community and neighboring cities.
If anyone is interested in volun-
teering to help, please contact Otha
White Sr. (386-364-1367) or Au-
drey Howell at (386-364-4560).
Unity In Christ!


Troubling News from the North Pole


By Rev. James L. Snyder

While many are ab-
sorbed with the trifling \
news of the weakening
economy, bailing out the
all but defunct auto indus-
try, and the emergence of
a new Britney Spears,
news that is more impor-
tant is not being heard.
Believe it.or not, there are
some things more impor-
tant than these. At least to
some people.
The most troubling
news of the day comes
from the North Pole. In a
few weeks, the jolly man
from the North will make


his visit. However, some
difficulties may prevent
his usual prompt appear-
ance this year. I know
many people take comfort
in the fact that you can al-
ways count on jolly good
old St. Nick. But trouble is
brewing in his North Pole
residence like a bad cup of
coffee.
Just as the rest of the
world is having some eco-
nomic difficulties, so is
the North Pole. For exam-'
ple, The Elf Union has
given the Santa Claus En-
terprise some difficulty
this past year. They want
twice the pay for only half


the work..
Santa was overheard
saying, "Who do these
elves think they are?.
Politicians?" However, in
order to keep to some
semblance of a schedule
that jolly 'ole soul acceded
to their request.
That was not the only
problem he faced this past,
year. The North Pole of-
fice of the ACLU filed a
complaint against Santa.
The gist of their complaint
had to do with Santa cate-
gorizing children as either
"naughty" or "nice." This,
according to the ACLU
spokesperson was not in


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keeping with the holiday
spirit and caused some
children to think bad about
themselves.
They also stated very
emphatically that giving
lumps of coal to those
who are naughty is not en-
vironmentally friendly.
While we're on the sub-
ject of being environmen-
tally friendly, Santa's eight
tiny reindeer have been
linked to global warming.,
Consequently, there is an
unusual melting of the
glaciers around the North
Pole. This year Santa has
to reduce his reindeer
force to only four.
"It's a tough decision,"
Santa said rather sadly.
"But I guess I'll have to
conform to regulations."
Another tough decision
that had to be faced due to

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FWC adjourns two-day


meeting in Key West


The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC)
wrapped up a two-day ses-
sion in Key West Thursday
after sorting through an ar-
ray of rule proposals and
other business.
The Dec. 3 agenda fo-
cused on boating issues,
including proposed legisla-
tion on statutes related to
vessels and vessel registra-
tion. Commissioners di-
rected staff to proceed
with proposing new regu-
lations concerning anchor-
ing, mooring and local
governments' jurisdiction
for the Florida Legislature
to consider. Also, Com-
missioners adopted new
rules regarding boating re-
strictions in Martin and
Okeechobee counties,
based on a vessel-traffic
study and requests for re-
visions from stakeholders
and governmental bodies.
Commissioners revoked
a final order that had per-
mitted the City of Naples
to post waterway markers
in the Naples Bay area.
The FWC granted the per-
mit in March 2007, but an
appeals court overturned
the decision, requiring the
Commission to execute a
new final order denying it.
In addition, Commis-
sioners heard staff reports
on high water and wildlife
issues in the Everglades
and reviewed proposed
rules to improve Florida's
quota hunt program for
sportsmen who will use
the state's wildlife man-
agement area system dur-
ing the 2009-10 hunting
seasons. Commissioners
directed staff to proceed
with the new rules, which
will come up for final ap-
proval at the February
meeting in Destin.
In addition, Commis-
sioners heard an update on
a general management
plan for the Big Cypress
National Preserve Addition
and a summary on the re-
cent summit, "Florida's
Wildlife: On the front line
of climate change."
Also during Wednes-
day's session, Commis-
sioners voted to proceed
with a land-swap proposal


by the Saddle Creek Corp.,
City of Lakeland and the
state Board of Trustees
concerning the FWC-man-
aged Tenoroc Fish Man-
agement Area. The propos-
al involves swapping an
FWC-managed 10-acre
tract to go to Saddle Creek
Corp. in exchange for 40
acres adjacent to state-
owned land.
FWC Commissioners
selected Rodney Barreto
as chairman and Kathy
Barco as vice chairman for
2009.
A final public hearing
on proposed rule amend-
ments for gag and red
grouper in Gulf of Mexico
state waters was on Thurs-
day's agenda. Commis-
sioners approved rules to
reduce the recreational bag
limit for Gulf gag grouper
from five fish to two fish
daily per person and pro-
hibit the recreational har-
vest of Gulf gag grouper
from Feb. 1 through
March 31. This is consis-
tent with gag grouper reg-
ulations in Gulf federal
waters. The Commission
also voted to increase the
recreational bag limit for
Gulf red grouper from one
fish to two fish daily per
person.
Other new rule amend-
ments approved by the
Commission include in-
creasing the recreational
minimum size limit for
greater amberjack from 28
to 30 inches fork length
and increasing the com-
mercial and recreational
minimum size limit ?or
gray triggerfish from 12 to
14 inches fork length in
Gdlf state waters. These
riles-are.cpnsistent.with.
current regulations in Gulf
federal waters.
The new Gulf gag and
red grouper, greater am-
berjack and gray trigger-
fish rules take effect on
Jan. 1.
In other marine fisheries
action, the Commission
proposed a draft rule
amendment that would
make the recreational Gulf
red snapper fishing season
in state waters consistent
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Another draft rule
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moratorium on the reduc-
tion of lobster trap certifi-
cates and provide that the
number of trap certificates
be reduced by 10 percent
to a purchaser only when
they are sold or transferred
to someone outside the im-
mediate family of the cer-
tificate holder.
The Commission also
proposed a series of draft
rule amendments for the
marine life (aquarium,
species) fishery. The pro-
posed rules would add
new fish and invertebrate
species to marine life reg-
ulations, establish or
change size and bag limits
and gear specifications for
several marine life species,
and make other adminis-
trative and technical ma-
rine life rule changes.
In addition, the FWC
proposed a draft rule that
would establish six region-
al closed seasons around
the state to the harvest of
blue crabs with traps.
These closures would ex-
tend for up to 10 days
each to help identify and
retrieve lost and aban-
doned blue crab traps from
Florida waters.
Final public hearings on
the proposed red snapper,
lobster, marine life and
blue crab rules will be
held in February.
The full agenda is avail-
able online at
MyFWC.com/commis-
sion/2008/DecO8/index. ht
m.
The next FWC meeting
will be Feb. 4-5 in Destin.


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cutbacks, Santa could only check the list
once. Of course, not being able to deter- '
mine who is naughty or nice that was
not necessary.
At the last minute, Santa discovered
that in compliance with the more tradi-
tional airlines there will now be a new
charge per bag on the old sleigh. Mr.
Claus fought this one to the very end.
He has never had to pay for luggage but
due to the world economic situation
things are changing. Either, he has to
put twice as much in each bag or reduce
the gifts in half. He has faced a lot of
hard decisions in his lifetime, but this
one ranks as the most difficult.
A more delicate situation developed.
It had to do with Santa Claus.himself.
Although the word "obesity," was not
used, it certainly was suggested. Due to
Santa's size, this year he will have to
pay for two seats on the sleigh.
Although the ticket agent did not
think it was fair, he told Santa there was
nothing he could do about it. "Rules are
rules," he said rather glumly.
Being the jolly 'ole soul that he is,
Santa pulled out his credit card to make
the purchase.
Without even looking up, the ticket
agent said, "I can only accept cash from'
you."
On this matter of his obesity, Santa
said it was not his fault. "It's all those
cookies the children leave behind that I
must eat. It's my job. It's the price I pay
for being jolly."
Santa promised to eat only half the
cookies set out this year while 'giving
the other half to poor children.
One last bit of sad news for our friend
from the North. Due to the strict laws of
political correctness he is not allowed to


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say, "Ho, ho, ho." There is a lot of mis-
understanding as to what Santa means
when he says, "Ho, ho, ho."
Santa has promised to say, "Ha, Ha,
Ha." Although, he does not promise to
say it quite as jolly.
It seems that traditions are not the
same anymore. Things seem to be
changing to such an extent that they no
longer resemble their original intention.
So many people want to be what is
termed "agents of change." Whenever I
hear this, I am reminded of what
Solomon, the wisest man in the world,
said on the subject. "My son, fear thou
the LORD and the king: and meddle not
with them that are given to change,"
(Proverbs 24:21 KJV).
Sometimes the more things change
the more they remain the same; but
there are some things that are not sub-
ject to change.
It is comforting to know that no mat-
ter how much things around us change,
God never does. "For I am the LORD, I
change not;" (Malachi 3:6a KJV).
At Christmas, we celebrate the birth
of Jesus Christ over 2000 years ago.
And as much as things have changed,
the important things have not changed.
The most important thing that has not
changed is given to us in the scriptures.
"Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to
day, and for ever." (Hebrews 13:8 KJV).
Troubled times have always been here
and will never change. Jesus Christ as
the solution has not changed, either.

The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of
the Family of God Fellowship, 1471
Pine Road, Ocala, FL 34472. He lives
with his wife Martha in Silver Springs
Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or e-
mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church
web site is www.whatafellowship.com.


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Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts


University Auditorium
Baughman Center


December 2008 - February 2009
UF Alumni Association presents
Alumni Association Ring Ceremony
Friday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m.
University Auditorium
Free admission
For more information call 352-392-1905

Danscompany presents
Cinderella
Saturday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts
General Admission: $12
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

Gainesville Community Band presents
A Bright Christmas
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts
Admission is free and open to the public.

Brentwood Schools presents
Brentwood Band Concert
Monday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m.
University Auditorium
For more information please call 352-
373-3222

Dance Alive National Ballet presents
The Nutcracker
Thursday, Dec. 18, 10 a.m. and 11:30
a.m. (School Shows)
Friday, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 20, 2 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 21, 2 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts
Reserved seating: $25-35; $20 for seniors;
$15 for students and children.
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

UF College of Design, Construction and
Planning presents
Graduation Ceremony
Friday, Dec. 19, 5:30 p.m.
University Auditorium
Free admission
For more information please call 352-
392-4836

Dance Alive National Ballet presents
,Suga I PlumnFairy Tea
Saturday, Dec. 20, 4 p.m.


Sunday, Dec. 21, 4 p.m.
Phillips Center - Fackler Foyer East and
Fackler Foyer West
General admission: $15
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

UFPA presents
Itzhak Perlman
Sunday, Jan. 4, 4 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts
Sponsored by Shands HealthCare and the
Alan & Carol Squitieri Performing Arts
Endowment
Reserved seating: $40-65
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

UFPA presents
Thee 25th Annual Putnam County
Spelling Bee
Thursday, Jan. 8, 6 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts
Sponsored by 93.7 K-COUNTRY.
Reserved seating: $35-50
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

UFPA presents
Phantom of the Opera film with David
, Briggs Organ Accompaniment
Friday, Jan. 9, 7:30 p.m.
University Auditorium
Reserved seating: $15
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

UFPA presents
A Very Special Solo Performance by
Bryan Adams
" Friday, Jan. 9, 8 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts
Reserved seating: $35-47.50
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

UFPA presents
Ying Quartet
Sunday, Jan. 11, 2 p.m.
University Auditorium
Reserved seating:'$ 15-25
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-3'92'-ARTS (278) '


UFPA presents
Laughter and Reflection with Carol
Burnett:
A Conversation with Carol Where the
Audience Asks the Questions
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts
Sponsored by Gainesville's new WNBW-
TV NBC9
Reserved seating: $55-75
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

UFPA presents
Cherryholmes
Friday, Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts
Reserved seating: $15-30
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

UFPA presents
Golden Dragon Acrobats
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts
Reserved seating: $ 20-30
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

UFPA presents
Tango Fire
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts. .
Sponsored by Falcon Financial Manage-
ment, Inc., Jeff Davis, CFP
Reserved seating: $25-35
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

UFPA presents
Classic Albums Live - The Eagles: Ho-
tel California
Thursday, Jan.'22, 7:30 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts
Reserved seating: $20-35
For tickets call the Phillips Center lBox
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

UFPA presents
The Drowsy Chaperone
Friday,'Jan. 23,'7:30 p.n. m.'
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts
Sponsored by WGFL-TV CBS4
Reserved seating: $35-50
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

UFPA presents
Interpret Veneziani
Sunday, Jan. 25, 2 p.m.
University Auditorium
Sponsored by Plaza Royale Associates
Reserved seating: $20-30
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

UFPA presents
RIVERDANCE
Monday, Jan. 26 - Wednesday, Jan. 28,
7:30 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts
Sponsored by WCJB TV20
Reserved seating: $45-75
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

Gainesville Chamber Orchestra presents
Deliciously Dvorak
Evans Haile, Conductor
Friday, Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m.


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UF FLORIDA
I Performing Art.,

University Auditorium
Reserved Seating: $25, adults; $20, se-
niors 65+; $10, students and children ages
0-18; $5, SFC Students
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

UFPA presents
Flashback Gala
Saturday, Jan. 31, 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts
Tickets are $160 per person
For tickets and more information call
352-846-3647

UFPA presents
Oliver!
Thursday, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts
Reserved seating: $30-50
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

UFPA presents
Denyce Graves, Mezzo-soprano
Friday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts
Sponsored by Shands HealthCare
Reserved seating: $30-60
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787) .

UFPA presents
The African Children's Choir
Sunday, Feb. 7, 2 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts
Sponsored by Florida Food Service,
Gainesville Guardian and Shands Health-
Care
Reserved seating: $20-30
For tickets call the Phillips Centei Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

UFPA presents
The African Children's Choir (School
Show)
Sunday, Feb. 7, 10:30 a.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
'ig Arts
For ticket information please call 352-
273-2470

North Florida Foundation for Research
and Education presents
The Lioness: A Film Screening
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m.
University Auditorium
Free admission
For more information please call 352-
376-1611

UFPA presents
Ahn Trio - Lullaby for My Favorite
Insomniac
Saturday, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.
University Auditorium-
Reserved seating: $20-30
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS .(2787)-

UFPA presents
STOMP
Tuesday - Wednesday, Feb. 17 - 18, 7:30
p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts
Sponsored by 98.5KTK
Reserved seating: $25-45
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)


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CHAPTER.197.122 FLORIDA STATUTES PROVIDES IN PART: ALL OWNERS OF
PROPERTY SHALL BE HELD TO KNOW THAT TAXES ARE DUE AND PAYABLE
ANNUALLY AND ARE CHARGED WITH THE DUTY OF ASCERTAINING, THE
AMOUNT OF CURRENT OR DELINQUENT TAXES AND PAYING THEM BEFORE
APRIL 1, OF THE YEAR FOLLOWING THE YEAR IN WHICH TAXES ARE
ASSESSED.

UNDER CHAPTER 197.322 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE TAX ROLLS ARE
NOW OPEN FOR PAYMENT OF 2008 SUWANNEE COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL AD
VALOREM TAXES AND NON AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS. PAYMENTS WILL BE
ACCEPTED AT THE SUWANNEE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE, LOCATED AT
215 PINE AVE. SW, SUITE A, LIVE OAK. OFFICE HOURS ARE: MONDAY THRU
FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM. PAYMENTS WILL ALSO BE ACCEPTED AT BRANFORD
CITY HALL EACH 1ST AND 3RD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH DURING THE HOURS OF
1:00 PM UNTIL 4:30 PM. YOU MAY ALSO VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO MAKE
PAYMENTS ON LINE OR RESEARCH TAX INFORMATION; HYPERLINK
'"http://WWW.SUWANNEECOUNTYTAX.COM"
WWW.SUWANNEECOUNTYTAX.COM

DATES IN DECEMBER THE TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED:
DECEMBER 25TH & 26TH, CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY. DATES IN JANUARY OFFICE
WILL BE CLOSED JANUARY 1ST, NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY, & JANUARY 19TH,
MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY.

DISCOUNTS ARE ALLOWED FOR EARLY PAYMENT, THEREOF SHALL BE THE RATE
OF 4% THRU 30 DAYS FROM POSTMARK DATE; 2% FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY;
1% FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY; TAXES PAID IN MARCH SHALL BE WITHOUT
DISCOUNT.

NOTICES HAVE BEEN MAILED TO ALL PROPERTY OWNERS OR THEIR AGENTS AT
THEIR LAST KNOWN ADDRESS. PLEASE READ THE MATERIAL ENCLOSED WITH
YOUR NOTICE CAREFULLY; IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR NOTICE BY
DECEMBER 19TH, 2008 PLEASE NOTIFY THE TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE.

TO: THE TAXPAYER OF SUWANNEE COUNTY

TAXES ARE LEVIED EACH YEAR BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS,
THE BOARD OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION AND OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS OF
VARIOUS SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICTS FOR THE COUNTY. MILLAGE RATES
ARE SET TO MEET THE BUDGET REQUIREMENTS OF THE VARIOUS TAXING
AUTHORITIES.

QUESTIONS REGARDING MILLAGE RATES: CONTACT THE TAXING DISTRICTS.
THEIR TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE LISTED BELOW.

TAXING AUTHORITIES RESPONSIBLE FOR MILLAGE RATES:

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 364-3450
SUWANNEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD (STATE) 364-2609
SUWANNEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD (LOCAL) 364-2609
TOWN OF BRANFORD 935-1146
CITY OF LIVE OAK 362-2276
SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT 362-1001

QUESTIONS REGARDING ASSESSED VALUE AND EXEMPTIONS:
THESE SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE PROPERTY APPRAISER, PLEASE CALL
(386) 362-1385.

QUESTIONS REGARDING OWNERSHIP OR ADDRESS ON TAX BILL:
THESE SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE PROPERTY APPRAISER, PLEASE CALL
(386) 362-1385.

QUESTIONS REGARDING THE COLLECTION OF AD-VALOREM TAXES AND
NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS: PLEASE CALL (386) 364-3440. 495633-


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Friday............Wed. @ 10 a

Help Wanted

FirstDay
CASUAL LIBRARY AIDE I
LIVE OAK
PUBLIC LIBRARY '
Suwannee River Regional
Library is currently seeking
applicants for the position of
casual Library Aide I to work
on an as needed basis at the
Live Oak Public Library.
Minimum qualifications include
a partial high school education
and experience with Internet
and computer software.
Library experience is desired.
The minimum starting salary
is $6.79 per hour. Interested
applicants may obtain an
application at the Live Oak
Public Library or at the
Suwannee County
Administrative Services
Department, 224 Pine
Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064,
telephone (386) 362-6869. All
applications must be returned
to the Administrative Services
Department in Live Oak.
Position will remain open until
filled. The Suwannee County
Board of County
Commissioners is an equal
employment opportunity
employer that does not
discriminate against any
qualified employee or
applicant because of race,
color, national origin, sex,
including pregnancy, age,
disability, or marital status.
Spanish speaking individuals
are encouraged to apply. All
applicants subject to a pre-
employment physical.
"Successful completion of a
drug test is a condition of
employment." EOE
SPEECH THERAPIST
Seeking individual for PRN/part
time position. Need person who
can be responsive to the need to
do screenings. Flexible regarding
the hours as long as able to
achieve patient needs. Smaller
SNF adding Rehab staff. Nice
working environment. Contact
Mike Pacariem. Lafayette Health
Care Center, 512 W..Main St.,
Mayo, FL 386-294-3300.


FirstDay
CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS
Employment Opportunities
Apply at High Springs City Hall,
110 NW 1st Avenue, 2nd Floor,
8:30am -4:30pm, Monday
through Friday. Applications
accepted until 4:30 pm,
December 19, 2008.
Police Officer (Full-time)
High school . diploma/GED.
Florida Law Enforcement
Certification. Experience
preferred. (Salary $32,000 plus
benefits)
Communication
Dispatcher (Full-Time &
Part-Time)
Receive 911 calls and dispatch
emergency services. High
school diploma and two (2) years
office experience. (Salary:
$11.68 Hourly)
Successful applicants must
undergo pre-employment
physical, substance testing,
polygraph, psychological
evaluation, physical- agility
testing (officers only) and
background investigation prior
to final approval. All
applications are subject to
Florida Public Records Laws.
THE CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS
IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

FirstDay
CNA-FULL TIME POSITION for
a busy Community Health
Center in Branford. Excellent
benefits. Please apply at Trenton
Medical Center, Inc. or mail
resume to P.O. Box 640, Trenton,
Fl. 32693
NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE!
EOE
EXPERIENCED LINE COOK:
SOS Cafe, Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park. Apply in
person at 3076 905th Dr, Live
Oak. Drug Free Workplace.


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Park now accepting applications.
Must have dependable
transportation, Work evenings &
weekends. Apply in person,
Spirit of the Suwannee Cafe. No
Phone Calls Please. We are a
drug free workplace.

FirstDay
PATIENT ADVOCATE FULL
TIME POSITION for a busy
Community Health Center, with
multiple locations. Excellent
benefits. Please apply at Trenton
Medical Center, Inc. or mail
resume to P.O. Box 640, Trenton,
Fl. 32693 NO PHONE CALLS,
PLEASE EOE

FirstDay
MECHANIC needed. Must have
tools. Mayo Cl jobsite. Truck
provided. Call Myssi 352-316-
2278 or 386-294-1491


#Live Oak, FL


I , , Phone: 386-362-4539
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THIS RIVER HOME- is 10 ft off the ground which leaves plenty of room for entertainment
or storing your boat/toys. Built in 2007 on 4+ acres w/approx 309 ft of river, frontage. Home
has 3/2 w/ceramic tile throughout. Master bath has whirlpool tub. Observatory deck for a
splendid panoramic view. $209,000. Call Lori Alban, 386-208-4446. MLS#66025
5 ACRES...with 421 ft of paved road frontage. Owner will finance. $39,500.
MLS#64987

BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY SETTING- on 3+ acres awaiting your new home or mobile
home. A nice developing area not far from the Suwannee River and Charles Springs.
$39,000. Call Sherrel McCall, 386-688-7563. MLS#68196

ACREAGE- we've got it! This beautiful 20 acre parcel of land on paved road with 2/2
SW includes some furniture. You can stay in the mobile home or you can build your
dream home. $93,000. Call Ric Donovan, 386-590-1298. MLS#68894

LOOKING FOR THAT HOME OR OFFICE LOCATION? If so, this lot in the City
Limits of Live Oak is for you. It's convenient to shopping. and US 129, not far from 1-10.
$19,000. Call Nelda Hatcher, 386-688-8067. MLS#60287

CHARMING 3/1 BRICK HOME- Home is exceptional, plumbing already run for 2nd
bath. Large workshop with porches on both sides. Free standing carport. All this on 1+
acres and approximately 3 miles from town. $129,000. Call Irvin Dees, 386-208-4276.
MLS#65146

BEAUTIFUL SETTING- paved road, great landscaping. 3/2 split floor plan, wrap
around deck, 3 lots, only 3 miles to Pilgram's Pride. VERY PEACEFUL, QUIET & IN
GREAT CONDITION! WON'T LAST AT THIS PRICE $75,000. Call Glenda McCall,
386-208-5244. MLS#66781

PRIME DEVELOPMENT SITE!! Highway frontage on busy Hwy 129 North. Ideal for
professional office or retail. This property could be part of a larger being developed.
$99,500. Call Dick Calvitt, 386-364-8497. MLS#66712

NICE WOODED LOT- 5 acres close to Dowling Park. $38,500. Call Carolyn Spilatore,
386-208-4828. MLS#64826

WOODED 10 ACRES- with well and septic tank already there. Two older mobile homes
no value. One could be fixed up to live in. $68,000. Call Carl Rogers, 386-688-7087.
MLS#68794


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BUSINESSES


Rental Assietanee
1, 2, 3, & 4 BR HC & Non-
HCAccessible Apartments

705 NW Drive, Live Oak, FL
386-364-7936
TDD/TTY 7,1
Equal Housing Opportunity I


FirstDay
INbUSTRIAL
MAINTENANCE
POSITION
New Millennium Building
Systems in Lake City FL is
taking applications to fill an
industrial maintenance
position qualifications are
knowledge in high voltage,
Allen Bradley PLC 5000 & 500
series, power flex 700, eco-
drivers, indromat drives, servo
motors, encoders, ams closed
loop controller, siemens plc
step 7 professional, panel
view hydraulic servo, hydraulic
valve repair, hydraulic cylinder
repair, accumulator repair,
hydraulic hose repair,
pneumatic valves repair,
pneumatic cylinder repair,
pneumatic regulators repair,
this is a very challenging and
fast pace production base
environment, must be able to
multi task at all levels of
maintenance to keep
production to their projected
goals. Benefit package is
401k, profit, sharing, stock
purchase, stock options,
medical & dental insurance,
tuition reimbursement for
employees & family,
approximate wage $50-60K.
Please send resume to
j.kight@newmill-fl.com


Lost & Found
FOUND AUSTRALIAN
SHEPARD/ SPANIEL MIX
PUPPIES 2-Females. Market Rd
& Branford Hwy. 386-867-2978
FOUND SIAMESE CAT, On Park
& Nabor. Please 362-7738
LOST-REWARD VERY
MEANINGFUL diamond bracelet
was lost on 11/8/08 at yard sale
in front of Hale's Bumper to
Bumper (possibly . fell in
someone's bag) If found please
contact Ashley at 386-362-4842
or 386-209-4771.





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Auctions
FirstDay
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Marketing and Appraisals
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2008, 10:00 sale begins, at 1023
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ATTENTION
ADVERTISERS
CHECK YOUR AD
*PROOFREAD YOUR AD.
Any error must be reported
the first day of publication.
Should , the error inhibit
response, credit will apply only
to the first run date.
The South Georgia Media
Group is not liable for any loss
or expense that results from
publication or omission.
GUN SHOW
Sat 12/13 From 9:00-4:00
Sun 12/14 From 9:00-3:00
Columbia County Fairgrounds
Hwy 247 Lake City, FL
Concealed Weapons Classes,
Twice Daily 904-461-0273

Vocational
Want to be a CNA?
Don't want to wait?
Express Training
is now offering our quality
Exam Prep Classes in Lake
City. Class sizes limited.
Next class 12/08/2008.
Call 386-755-4401
expresstraining
services.com

LOST AN ANIMAL? WANT TO
ADOPT? Call Suwannee County
Animal Control at 386-208-0072.
M-F from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Pets for Free
FREE GERMAN SHEPHERD
MIX. 4 years old. Housebroken,
fixed, prefer fenced yard, loving
home only. 386-208-8048
FREE LAB/MIX PUPPIES: 6-
Males, 3-Females. Some Yellow
some Black. They will be big.
386-935-2964 or 386-590-3412


Rental assistance may be available!
HUD Vouchers Welcome!
1, 2 & 3 BR HC & Non-HC
Accessible Apartments

705 NW Drive, Live Oak, FL
386-364-7936 a
TDD/TTY/711
Equal Housing Opportunity In


FREE POT BELLY PIGS: 5
Weeks Old, Eating regular food.
Make nice pets. 386-330-6157
Garage/Yard Sales
HUGE YARD SALE: 12/12 & 13
8am-? 7481 65th Dr.,Lake
Louise Subdivision. Lots of Baby
Clothes, Toys, Household Items,
Entire Stock of Home Interior
50% off. 386-362-7987
MARYMAC ST., S.E. #201
*Live Oak, FL
Saturday, Dec. 13
7 am - Until ?
Everything must g61
MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE
12/12 & 13 0-? 1120 Silas Dr
SW. Household Items, .Clothes,
Misc Toys, Lots More
Boats/Supplies
BOAT (FOLDING PORTA-
BOTE) 12' Perfect for campers;
has mounting brackets, oars and
oarlocks. Call 386-362-6080 for
more information.

FirstDay
WELCRAFT NOVA XL 1987
RUNABOUT/MINI JET 23'
BOAT, 340 HP, 4K Pounds
w/1986 Rolls Royce - Trailer.
$3000 OBO 727-389-2805
Apartments for Rent
EFFICIENCY APARTMENTS
FOR RENT: Totally Renovated
Live Oak Motel $150 + tax per
week; $32.95 + tax daily Call::
386-219-0070 or 386-209-8607
LAFAYETTE APTS.
Available Now - 3BD HC * Non-
HC Accessible Apartments.
Rental assistance. Laundry
facility & playground. We pay
water, sewer & garbage. 176 SE
Land Avenue, Mayo, FL. PH:
386-294-2720, TDD/TTY 711.
Equal Housing Opportunity.
THANKSGIVING SPECIAL
$500 Moves You In
Mel-Mar-Go Apartments
(Next to Lowes of Live Oak)
2/2 and 3/2 Units
Call For Details
386-288-3128
www.peavyproperty.com
Duplexes for Rent
DUPLEX FOR RENT 2Bd/1Ba
$550 mo. plus utilities $550
Deposit. 386-963-2032 or
352-493-3487.
Rooms for Rent
ROOM SEVEN MILES WEST
OF LIVE OAK. For Male or
Female. $350 Mo plus 1/2 of
utilities.
386-362-7799
Houses for Rent
FirstDay
HOUSE 3Bd/1.5Ba Brick Home
in Town. Fenced yard, garage.
$725Mo & $695 Deposit. Call
386-688-3351
HOUSE FOR RENT 2Bd/2Ba
$550 Rent $550 Deposit. 386-
963-2032 or
352-493-3487.

TFirstDay
HOUSE FOR RENT 3Bd/2Ba
Brick, In Live Oak. $750 mo, 1st,
Last, Sec. Only serious inquiry
pls. Call 386-362-6556 or 386-
590-7765 Ask for'Amanda


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HOUSE FOR RENT ON
GOLDKIST BLVD. 3Bd/2Ba,
CHA, Fridge, Stove, DW, $800 +
Utilities. 1st, Last & Security
Deposit. References, Non-
smokers, No Pets. Call for appt
386-362-1837 days after 7pm &
weekends 386-362-6156 Ask for
Ellen

Mobile Homes for Rent
FirstDay
DWMH 2Bd/2Ba $450
NOBLES FERRY AREA
3Bd/2Ba $475
CR 349 & CR 252 AREA
2Bd/1Ba $425
CALL Mary @ 386-364-3597
MARY P. RANKIN REALTY
1815 HOWARD STREET W.
LIVE OAK, FL 32064
DWMH 3Bd/2BA 3.5 acres ,
Covered Carport, Covered Front
Porch, 3 miles from town, quiet
neighborhood. We maint.
property. $600 mo 1st mo to
move in. Call Becky 386-590-
2671
FOR RENT 2Bd/1.5Ba MOBILE
HOME $475 per mo. Call Randy
386-688-3736
FirstDay
FOR SALE OR RENT
2BR/1BA, Single Wide mobile
home in Mobile Home Park in
Live Oak. Excellent condition.
$12,500 or $450/mo. call 386-
365-1130
RENT TO OWN: 3Bd/2Ba Late
Model MH at 602 S 2nd, and
10118 92nd Trail. $600 Mo. Call
Denise 386-330-4451

FirstDay
SINGLEWIDE MOBILE
HOMES-4 available in Live Oak,
FL. 3BD/2BA. Now accepting
section 8. 1st mo rent & last to
move in. No Pets Call 386-938-
5657
FirstDay
SWMH 2Bd/2Ba In town. $525
Mo. $500 Security Deposit.
Large Yard. Call 386-590-1930

FirstDay
SWMH 3Bd/2Ba $400 mo $200
Security. Wellborn area.
386-963-3667

FifstDay
SWMH FOR RENT 3Bd/1.5Ba
in O'Brien, fenced 2 acres. $375
mo. 1st, last & security. 386-344-
2826


Office Space for Rent
FirstDay
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
$400 MO plus Sales Tax,
including all utilities. 386-364-
2828

FirstDay,
RETAIL/OFFICE SPACES
FOR LEASE
PRIME LOCATION:
ADJACENT TO THE WALMART
SUPERCENTER
Suwannee Plaza Shopping
Center, 6852 Suwannee Plaza
Lane, Live Oak, Florida
Spaces Available:
1500 sq ft (20'Wide x 60' depth)
1600 sq ft (20'Wide x 65' depth)
CONTACT INFO:
Concire Centers, Inc.
Phone: (941)488-0270
Fax: (941)488-0790
Email: concirectr@aol.com
OR
Phone: (386)867-5040
Email: lakecitybw@aol.com

Homes for Sale
HOUSE DOWN TOWN MAYO:
Approx 1400 sq ft. 3Bd/1Ba,
Dining & Breakfast Rooms. New
Tile, Carpet, Cabinets, Windows.
Ready to move in. 941-323-6779
or Evening 386-294-3173
QUALITY COUNTY LIVING
Brick split plan house. 3bd/2ba, 1
half bath, 1 level, 1 fireplace, 20
acres. Lot is planted in pine
trees. 1 1784 CR 252 McAlpin,
FL. $475,000. Contact Jason
Blocker 386-965-2660.

FirstDay
SMALL COTTAGE .3Bd/2Ba on
.98 surveyed acres on CR 349,
O'Brien $79,000
EARLY 1920'S HOME, Live
Oak, on city lot 3Bd/2Ba, 3
fireplaces $49,000
HOMESITE READY 25 ACRES,
on paved road Hamilton County
$68,000
WOODED FRONTAGE WITH
LG. OAKS, 4.5 acres US Hwy 41
$27,060
MARY P. RANKIN
386-364-9527

Mobile Homes for Sale
LIBERTY MOBILE HOME,
11986. 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2
baths. $7,400.
386-792-1906


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FirstDay
NEW HOME COMING MUST
SELL OLD ONE: 2008 3Bd/2Ba
only asking 32,000 will deliver
and set-up on your lot at my
expense call Dana 352-328-
5848
MUST SELL NEVER TITLED:
32' Wide 4Bd/2Ba all warranties
apply for 49,987 included
delivery and set-up call Matt
386-867-3347.
USED SINGLE WIDE Mobile
Home $10,500. Call Rick: 386-
752-1452
GREAT DEAL $500 Above
Factory Invoice On 3 Left Over
Fleetwood Mobile Homes Save
$1000'S Call Mr Mott 386-752-
3839.
2008 4Bd/2 Ba Mobile Home
for $42,995. Includes Delivery,
Set Up, CHA, Skirting & Steps.
Call
Rick 386-752-8196
STARTER MH 12X60
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hwy 90 W. Newly Renovated,
great buy. $11,990 OBO. Call
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Acreage

LAFAYETTE COUNTY
10 AC, Hwy 51 North of Mayo
- Near River, $74,900
1 acres RV/Mobile Home lots,
Branford area, $15,000
SUWANNEE COUNTY
5 acres, Park Like,
Near Airport, $49,900
LOW DOWN
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Antique Autos for Sale
FORD 8N TRACTOR 1948
Rebuilt Engine, New Tires.
$2300 or best offer. 386-590-
2448
Autos for Sale
OLDS CUTLASS CIERRA 1992
Runs Good, Great Shape, 4 Dr,
Blue, Gas Saver, Power
Package.
$1,000 OBO 386-792-1997
Trucks for Sale
FORD RANGER 1997 XLT
Extended Cab. 4 Cylinder, 5
Speed. .Runs Good, A/C Cold,
Tires Like New. $2800 Firm Cell
386-688-5378 ask for Michael


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$11,000! 5% down. 15years 8%.
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Miscellaneous

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*Paralegal, *Computers, *Criminal
Justice. Job placement assistance.
Computer available. Financial Aid if
qualified. .Call (866)858-2121,
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Vans for Sale
CHEVY ASTRO CONV. VAN
1995 High Top, Big V-6, TV, DVD,
VCR, 10 Disc Changer, Game
Console, 4 Captain's Chairs,
Power Recline Sofa, All
PowerAccessories $3500 OBO
386-792-3272 (Lv Message)

ATV/4-Wheelers

HONDA 300-EX, runs good.
$1,000 or best offer. 386-330-
2483.

Motorcycles

FirstDay


KAWASAKI KX 85s two (2),
85cc kaw.kx race pkg deal, less
than 1 yr. old, great shape, 1
stock 1 mod. spare parts, spare
eng, tires & more. Ready to race
or just ride. $5000. 386-590-0935
or 362-5412

Suwannee Legals
ATTENTION COMCAST
CABLE CUSTOMERS
Effective January 13, 2009, TV Games,
on channel 721, will be simulcast on both
the Digital Classic tier and the Sports
Entertainment Pack on the Comcast
channel lineup. A free preview of this
service may be seen, by customers
subscribing to at least Digital Classic tier
or Digital Preferred prior to the effective
date.
These changes affect current and new
subscribers serviced by Comcast in Lake
City, Live Oak and surrounding areas.
Certain services are available separately
or as a 'part of other levels of service.
Basic service subscription is required to
receive other levels of service. A
convteter is required to receive digital
service, and unless it is specifically
included in the package, is available for
an additional fee. Not all programming is
available in all areas. For information
about adding these or other Comcast
services please call 1-800-266-2278.
12/12


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IN THE THIRD JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SUWANNEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA,
IN PROBATE
FILE NO.: 08-233-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
IVAWEINMANN, a/ka
IVAMAEWEINMAN,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration, of the Estate of IVA
WEINMANN, a/k/a IVA MAE WEINMAN,
deceased, whose date of death was
March 11, 2008, and whose Social
Security Number was 006-22-5716, File
Number
08-233-CP, Is pending in the Circuit
Court for Suwannee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is
200 South Ohio/MLK Avenue, Live Oak,
Florida 32064. The names and
addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS .NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE -OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATHS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is DECEMBER 5, 2008.
HELEN WILSON
Personal Representative
DEAN AND DEAN, L.LP.
BY: Susan E. Dean, Esquire
Florida Bar No.: 746827'
230 Northeast 25th Avenue
Ocala, Florida 34470
(352) 368-2800
Attorney for Personal Representative
12/5,12

NOTICE OF INCORPORATION
"Notice is given that articles of
incorporation that will incorporate (ERIC
A. BROWN & SON FUNERAL HOME,
INC) have been delivered to the
Secretary of State for filing in accordance
with the Florida Business Corporation
Code. The initial registered office is
located at (202D W. GORDON STREET,
VALDOSTA, GA. 31601) and its initial
registered agent at such address is
(ERNEST J. USHER, JR.)
12/12,19,26




























Mobile Homes

and

Land for sale.

Financed

by owner.


Ask for
Larry Olds.


386-362-2720




-FOR RENT-

2or3 BR

Singlewide
mobile home,
Central H/A.

First month's
rent plus deposit

to move in.

Water, sewer &

garbage included.


No pets.

386-330-2567
460182-F


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OFTHETHIRD JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
SUWANNEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO: 61-2007-DR-723
CHASITY B. LOWMAN,
Petitioner
and
-MICHAEL LOWMAN,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO:MICHAEL LOWMAN
UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Chasity Lowman
whose address Is P.O. Box 143, Branford,
FL 32008 on or before January 5, 2009,
and file the original with the clerk of this
Court at 200 South Ohio Ave, LIVE OAK,
FL 32064, before service on Petitioner's
attorney or immediately thereafter. If you
fall to do so, a default may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the petition.
Copies of all court documents In this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.
You may review these documents
upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. You may file Notice of
Current Address, (Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on
record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of
documents and Information, failure to
comply can result in sanctions,
Including dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
Dated: December 2, 2008
Kenneth Dasher
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: Beth Douglas
Deputy Clerk
12/5,12,19, 26

NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
The Suwannee County Sheriff's Office
Bond Account is in possession of funds
which are subject, to return to the
Payor/Depositor. The following listed
individuals are subject to a cash bond
.,refund and, ttenpt,s.to tc intact have

Sharon Roubru. , "Danu Cerro
Melquaides
Erica Cooks Jose Gonzalez-
Uviedo
Jonathan Stevens Jose Alvaro
Martinez
Ignacio Gomez-Hemandez Floyd
Quinn
Israel Mendoza Pedro Aqual
Ramirez
Jacinto Sanchez-Rodriguez Don
Santos
Rigoberto Rodriguez Estefania
Tellez.
Isomel Alierez Espanosa Fabian
Bele
Leobigildo Vences Salinas Melissa
Russ
James Harper . Federick
Bilunny '
Juan Guerrero . Antonia
Vasquez
Nicac o Mendoza Wesley Bernard
Jones
Please contact the Suwannee County
'Sheriffs Office @386-364-3417 by
January 2, 2009, as these funds will be
transferred to the .Suwannee County
Clerk's Office Fine & Forfeiture Fund.
12/12




The Meadows Aprts., 1600 S.E. Helvenston
St., Live Oak, FL 32064. (386) 362-6397.,
1, 2, & 3 bedrooms CH/A patios, carpet &
mini blinds. Laundry facility on property.
Office hours 9 am to 5 pm. Equal Housing
Opportunity, Voice TTY access 711
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Double and

single wide

mobile homes

for rent on

their own lots

in the

Live Oak area.

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Larry Olds

386-362-2720
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CENTRAL H/A.
FIRST MONTH'S
RENT PLUS
DEPOSIT TO
MOVE IN.

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INCLUDED.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08 CA 137

ACCREDITED HOME LENDERS, INC.,
A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION

Plaintiff,
vs.

CAROLE HAMMER et. al.

Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 4th day of December, 2008, and
entered in Case No. 08 CA 137, of the
Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit
in and for Suwannee County, Florida,
wherein ACCREDITED HOME
LENDERS, INC., A CALIFORNIA
CORPORATION, is the Plaintiff and
CAROLE HAMMER; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CAROLE HAMMER;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.
(MERS) ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE
FOR ACCREDITED HOME LENDERS,
INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION;
UNKNbWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN
TENANT #2 are defendants. I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at
the FRONT STEPS OF COURTHOUSE,
200 SOUTH OHIO AVENUE, LIVE OAK,
FL 32060, at 11:00 a.m. on the 6th day
of January 2009, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:

THE S-1/2 OF LOT 2, ALSO KNOWN
AS LOT 2B, BLOCK 13, NORTHWEST
DIVISION OF THE CITY OF LIVE OAK,
FLORIDA, AS SHOWN ON SHEET 18
OF THE OLD CITY TAX ASSESSOR'S
MAP BOOK IN SECTION 23,
TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 13
EAST, SUWANNEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.

In Accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled
persons who, because of their
disabilities, need special accommodation
to participate in this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordinator at 200 S.
Ohio Avenue, Oak, FL 32064 or
Telephone Voice/TDD 386-362-0551
prior to such proceeding.

Dated this 4th day of December, 2008.

Kenneth Dasher
Clerk Of The Circuit Court

By: Linda H. Natale
Deputy Clerk

Submitted By:
Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A.
12/12,19

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THETHIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HAMILTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA

JUVENILE DIVISION

IN THE INTEREST OF:

CASE NO. 2007-03-DP

J.C.DOB: 03/22/1992
B.F. DOB: 05/18/1992


C.C DOB: 04/02/2002
R.C. DOB: 12/12/2004
MINOR CHILDREN.

SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF
ADVISORY HEARING FOR
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS AND GUARDIANSHIP

STATE OF FLORIDA

TO: Lori Thayer
(address unknown)

WHEREAS, a Petition for Termination of
Parental Rights under oath has been filed
in this Court regarding the abov?-
referenced children, a copy of which is odn
file with the Hamilton County Clerk of
Court,

YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED TO
APPEAR before the Honorable Kenneth
"Sonny" Scaff, Acting Circuit Judge, at the
Hamilton County Courthouse, Jasper,
Florida, on JANUARY 8, 2009, at 1:00
P.M., for a TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS ADVISORY
HEARING. You must appear on the date
and at the time specified.

***FAILURE TO PERSONALLY
APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING
CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
TO THESE CHILDREN. IF YOU FAILTO
APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME
SPECIFIED, YOU MAY. LOSE ALL
LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE CHILDREN
NAMED IN THE PETITION ON FILE
WITH THE CLERK OF COURT*"**

WITNESS my hand and seal of this court
at Jasper, Hamilton County, Florida, on
this day of November 2008.

Clerk of Circuit Court
SEAL

By: Diphaine Jenkins
Deputy Clerk

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN
AND FAMILY SERVICES
Children's Legal Services
Joye M. Clayton, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 0699039
1389 W. U.S. Hwy. 90, Suite 110
Lake City, FL 32055
Tel. (386) 758-1437

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administrator, no later than
seven (7) days prior to the proceeding, at
386-758-2163.
11/28 12/5, 12, 19

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE THIRD JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2008-02-DP

IN THE INTEREST OF:
D.D. DOB: 2/5/2008
Minor Child

SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF
ADVISORY HEARING FOR
INVOLUNTARY TERMINATION OF
'PARENTAL RIGHTS AND
GUARDIANSHIP

STATE OF FLORIDA

TO: Missy Leigh Drosopolous
(address unknown)

WHEREAS, an Amended Petition for
Involuntary Termination of Parental
Rights under oath has been filed in this
court regarding the above-referenped
children, a copy of which is attached
hereto,


YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED TO
APPEAR before the Honorable William R.
Slaughter, II, Acting Circuit Judge, at the
Suwannee County Courthouse, Live Oak,
Florida, on JANUARY 5. 2009. at 9:00
A.M., for an advisory hearing. YOU MUST
APPEAR ON THE DATE AND AT THE
TIME SPECIFIED.

FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR
AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING
CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
TO THIS CHILD (OR CHILDREN. IF
YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE
AND TIME SPECIFIED YOU MAY LOSE
ALL LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE CHILD
(OR CHILDREN) NAMED IN THE
PETITION ATTACHED HERETO.

WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court
at Live Oak, Suwannee County, Florida,
on the 10th day of November, 2008.

KENNETH DASHER
Clerk of Circuit Court

By: Sandy Ferrell
Deputy Clerk
SEAL

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN
AND FAMILY SERVICES
Children's Legal Services
James W. Kirkconnell, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 21044
1389 W. U.S. Hwy. 90, Suite 110
Lake City, FL 32055
Tel. (386) 758-1437

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administrator, no later than
seven (7) days prior to the proceeding, at
386-758-2163.
12/5,12,19,26

INTHE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 3RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 612008CA00007500001XX

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,

Plaintiffs,

vs

KENNETH B. LUCIER, et al.,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT,
pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment
Scheduling Foreclosure Sale entered
December 4, 2008 in this case now
pending in said Court, the style of which
is indicated above. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash in the
SUWANNEE County Courthouse, at
11:00 a.m., on the 13th day of January,
2009, the following described property as
set forth in said Order or Final Judgment,
to-wit:

LOT 19, OF RIVER BEND ESTATES, A
SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1,. PAGE 282, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

a/k/a: 5226 71st ROAD, LIVE OAK,
FLORIDA 32060

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.


ENTERED at SUWANNEE County,
Florida, this 4th day of DECEMBER,
2008.

Kenneth Dasher
Clerk of the Circuit Court
SUWANNEE, Florida

By Linda H. Natale
Deputy Clerk

SPEAR & HOFFMAN PA.
Dadeland Executive Center
9700 South Dixie Highway, Suite 610
Miami, Florida 33156
Telephone: (305) 670-2299
12/12, 19

NOTICE FOR POTENTIAL BIDDERS

Reynolds, Inc. is seeking qualified
MBE/WBE firms to participate in the City
of Live Oak Wastewater Infrastructure
improvements and Reuse Transmission
Line project for the City of Live Oak,*
Florida. Possible subcontracting
opportunities will be: Electrical, Painting,
Landscaping, Erosion Control, Concrete
Suppliers, Sand/Stone suppliers, and
Grading. Quotations must be received
by December 16, 2008. Interested
bidders should contact:

Sue Shelton, Project Coordinator
Reynolds, Inc.
300 E. Broad Street
Fairburn, Georgia 30213
Phone (770) 969-4040
Fax (770) 969-4363
Or'e-mail to HYPERLINK
"mailto:sshelton@reynoldsinc.com"
sshelton@reynoldsinc.com

Reynolds, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity
Employer
12/10,12

A&A MINI STORAGE
313 NE RIVER RD \
MAYO, FL. 32066
386-208-1062 OFF

NOTICE OF SALE

A & A MINI STORAGE LOCATED AT
10198 90th TRAIL IN LIVE OAK, FL WE
WILL ACCEPT BIDS ON THE
CONTENTS OF THE FOLLOWING
UNITS:

(1). SCOTT BROWN - UNIT# B-41
CONTENTS: MISCELLANEOUS
PERSONAL ITEMS

(2). VIRGINIA BUSCHER - UNIT# C-20
AND C-21
CONTENTS: MISCELLANEOUS
PERSONAL ITEMS

(3). WANDA GILLYARD- UNIT# B-51
CONTENTS: MISCELLANEOUS
PERSONAL ITEMS

(4). RENESHIA JOHNSON - UNIT# B-
39 CONTENTS: MISCELLANEOUS
PERSONAL ITEMS

(5). CHARLES C. MARQUISS -
UNIT# A-11
CONTENTS: MISCELLANEOUS
PERSONAL ITEMS

(6).TIMMY MORGAN - UNIT# F-8
CONTENTS: , MISCELLANEOUS
PERSONAL ITEMS

, (7). SHERYL OLSEN - UNIT C-2
CONTENTS: MISCELLANEOUS
PERSONAL ITEMS

(8). VENITA PUGH - UNIT# B-55
CONTENTS: MISCELLANEOUS
PERSONAL ITEMS

(9). LESIE TAYLOR - UNIT# G-13
CONTENTS: MISCELLANEOUS
PERSONAL ITEMS


CONTENTS MAY BE PURCHASED IN
PART OR WHOLE. PAYMENT MUST BE
IN CASH.'SALE DATE IS TUESDAY THE
6th OF JANUARY, 2009 AT 10:00 AM AT
A &' A MINI STORAGE. A & A MINI
STORAGE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO .
BID.
12/12,17

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
3RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.:61-2008-CA-000105

SUNTRUST BANK,

Plaintiff,
vs.

FRITZ JOSEPH; TANIS BIENNE;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FRITZ
JOSEPH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OFTANIS BIENNEN/K/A LUCIA
BIENNE; JOHN DOE; JANEDOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 3rd day of December, 2008,. and
entered in Case No. 61-2008-CA-
000105, of the Circuit Court of the 3RD
Judicial Circuit in and for Suwannee
County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST
BANK is the Plaintiff and FRITZ
JOSEPH; TANIS BIENNE; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF FRITZ JOSEPH;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TANIS
BIENNEN/K/A LUCIA BIENNE; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the FRONT STEPS OF.
COURTHOUSE at the Suwannee County
Courthouse, in Live Oak, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 13th day of January
2009, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:

Lot 11, Clear Spring Acres, an
unrecorded subdivision lying in
Section 29, Township 3 South, Range
11 East, Suwannee County, Florida,
said Lot 11 being more particularly
described as follows:

Commence at the Northeast corner of
Section 29, Township 3 South, Range
11 East, Suwannee County, Florida
and run South 89�06'27" West, along
the North line of said Section 29, a
distance of 1326.77 feet to the
Northeast corner of the Northwest 1/4
of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 29;
thence South 00'48'21". East, along
the East line of said Northwest 1/4 of
the Northeast 1/4, a distance of
1324.29 feet to the Southeast corner
'of the Northeast 1/4.of the Northeast
1/4 of Section' 29; thence South
89�15'52" West, along the South line of.
said Northeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4,
of Section 29, a distance of 1325.98
feet to the Northeast. comer of the
Southeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of
Section 29; thence South '89'29'30"'
West, along the South line of the
North 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of
Section 29, a distance of 660.45 feet to
the Point of Beginning thence
continue South 89�20'30" West, along
said South line of the North 1/2 of the
Northwest 1/4 of Section 29, a
distance of 662.0.2 feet; thence North
00�47'47" West, a distance of 1314.41
feet to a point of the North line of
Section 29; thence North 89*04'14"
East, along said North line of Section
29, a distance of 649.39 feet; thence
South 00�47'47" East, a distance of


1317.54 feet to the Point of Beginning.

TOGETHER WITH an easement, for
: Ingress and egress purposes, lying 30
feet right of and adjacent to the
following described line: COMMENCE
at the northeast corner of Section 29,
Township 3 South, Range 11 East,
Suwannee County, Florida and run
South 89�06'27" West along the North
line of said Section 29, a distance of
1326.77 feet to the Northeast comer of
the Northwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4
of Section 29; thence South 00�48'21"
East along the' East line of said
Northwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 a
distance of 1324.29 feet to the
Southeast corner of said Northwest
1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 29;
thence South 89�15'52"West along the
South line of said Northwest 1/4 of the
Northeast 1/4 of Section 29, a distance
of 662.99 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING; thence continue South
89�15'52" West along said South line
of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northeast
1/4 of Section 29, a distance of 662.99
feet to the Northeast corner of the
Southeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of
Section 29, said corner herein
designated as POINT A.

AND ALSO:
TOGETHER WITH an easement, for
ingress and egress purposes, lying 30
feet right of and 30 feet left of the
following described centerine:

BEGIN at herein designated POINT A
and run South 89�20'30" West along
the North line of the South 1/2 of the
Northwest 1/4, of Section 29, a
distance of 2276:00 feet to a point of
the Easterly right of way line of 237th
Drive and the TERMINAL POINT of
herein described centerline and
easement

FL# 508154544 B1222 P 245
REC NO. 01522214377

ANY PERSON- CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM,
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
'CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.

In Accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled
persons who, because of their
disabilities, need special accommodation
to participate in this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordinator at 200 S.
Ohio Avenue, Oak, FL 32064 or
Telephone. Voice/TDD 386-362-0551
prior to such proceeding.

Dated this 4th day of December, 2008.

Kenneth Dasher
Clerk Of The Circuit Court

By: Linda H. Natale
Deputy Clerk

Law Office of Marshall C. Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
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Customers needed!
Dairy Queen of Live Oak will host Dairy Queen
Benefit Night the second Tuesday of every month
from 6-8 p.m. to help buy books for Suwannee Mid-
dle School.

Donations needed!
Suwannee County Environmental Watchdogs, a
non-profit organization, seeks donations for yard
sale merchandise. Info: Sandy, 386-364-8020.

Plan your holdiay party
now!
The Woman's Club of Jasper; located at 103 6th
Ave. NW, in Jasper, will be fully decorated by Dec.
2, for the the holiday season and will be available
for rental during the month of December. The Club
is splendidly appointed and decorated from the man-
tel, piano and window treatments to two large and
beautiful fully .decorated Christmas trees.
Rental fees during the month of December are
$200, plus a $100 security deposit, which will be re-
turned upon a.successful and thorough inspection of
the building after the event.
For more information or to register during the
month of December call Geri Huddleston at 386-
792-3092.

AARP Tax-Aide seeks
volunteers
AARP Tax-Aide, the nation's largest free tax-re-
turn preparation program, has a need for volunteers.
Volunteer tax counselors are trained in cooperation
with the Internal Revenue Service. Other volunteer
roles include local, district, communications and
technology coordinators. From Feb. 1 to April 15
each year, AARP Tax-Aide helps some two million
taxpayers file their federal, state anid local returns,
with special attention to taxpayers 60-plus. To learn
more about AARP Tax-Aide and volunteering, go to
aarp.org/money/taxaide or call toll-free 888-687-
2277. Local contact: Linda Young, 386-364-8396.

Buy tickets now!
Live! At
Dowling Park
Artist Series 2008-09 season
or individual.
tickets on sale now
Live! At Dowling Park Artist Series 2008-09 will
present a variety of performances from Oct. 10,
2008 thru Feb. 13, 2009. Season or individual tick-
ets are available at Live Oak Chamber of Com-
merce, The Music Center in Live Oak or at Advent
Christian Village cashier's office, Dowling Park. In-
dividual event tickets also available at the door.
Info/tickets: Dick Grillo, 386-658-5557.

Register now!
Descendants of Calhoun family
plan reunion in 2009'
Descendants of the late Sarah Calhoun, Eva Cal-
houn and Thomas Calhoun are invited to a family
reunion to be held next year. Info: missthere-
samartin@yahoo.com or predop@aol.com.

Sign-up now!
Jan. 30-31, 2009
Elvis Tribute Artist Contest
at Spirit of the Suwannee Music
Park
The very popular I'll Remember You Elvis Tribute
Artist Competition is looking for contestants! The
event will be held Jan. 30-31 at the Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla with a $25
competition fee. A Jan. 30, 2009 Mix and Mingle
Pre-Party will be held from 7 p.m. until with $10
tickets available at the door only, no advance tick-
ets. Competition will be Jan. 31, 2009, first compe-
tition session at the Music Hall, 1 p.m. Second ses-
sion and finals are Jan. 31, 2009 at 7 p.m. in the
Music Hall. For more, go to the SOSMP website
at www.musicliveshere.com, click on I'll Remember
You Elvis Tribute Artist Competition or call 386-
364-1683.

Make appointment now!
Thru Dec. 31
Flu shots at Health Department
The Suwannee County Health Department is offer-
ing adult influenza vaccine at the Live Oak and
Branford offices. The cost is $25 and is covered by
Medicare. Vaccine for children age 6 months
through 18 years is available free of charge. Please
call 386-362-2708, ext. 213 for an appointment in
Live Oak and 386-935-1133 for a Branford appoint-
ment.

Dec. 13
Christmas Open House
The Suwannee County Historical Museum will
hold a Christmas open house from noon until 6 p.m.,
Saturday, Dec. 13 at 208 N. Ohio Ave., Live Oak.
This event will host a special visit from St. Nick and
also welcome the participation of North Florida au-


thors for a book-signing party. Refreshments will be
served. Info: 386-362-1776.

Mark Your Calendar!
Dec. 13
Altrusa International Inc.
hosts their 6th Annual
Christmas Tour of Homes
Altrusa International Inc. of Live Oak will host


their 6th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes on Satur-
day, Dec. 13, 2008. The tour will begin at the Live
Oak Garden Club with registration and refresh-
ments. Homes will then be open for tours from
noon until 5:00 pm. Proceeds from the tour will go
to local organizations supported by Altrusa, includ-
ing Vivid Visions, Take Stock in Children, Hospice,
CARC and local schools. Tickets are $10 each and
may be purchased from any member of Altrusa. For
further information, please contact Tour Committee
Chair Esther Bass at 364-2502, or Barbie Scott,
President of Live Oak Altrusa, at 362-2171.

Dec. 14
Christmas Tea Party
at Grace Manor
Grace Manor Restaurant will host a special
fundraising event for the Suwannee County Histori-
cal Museum at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 14. This
event will include a tour of the gardens of the his-
toric Dowling House, and end with tea and enter-
tainment in the parlor and dining rooms. Tickets are
required for this event, and are available through the
museum or the City Clerk's office at Live Oak City
Hall. Info: 386-362-1776.

Dec. 20
� Suwannee River Bluegrass
Association to hold potluck dinner
Suwannee River Bluegrass Association will hold
its third Saturday of the month potluck .dinner at 6
p.m., Saturday, Dec. 20 in the "Pickin' Shed" at
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, US 129 North,
Live Oak. Come with your instrument or just listen
to the music. Info: 386-362-2456.

Dec. 20-21
Suwannee County 150th Anniver-
sary Reception
In celebration of Suwannee County's 150th An-
niversary the Suwannee County Historical Museum,
in cooperation with the Suwannee County Historical
Commission, will hold a special reception and mu-
seum open house from 2-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday,
Dec. 20-21 at 208 N. Ohio Ave., Live Oak. Suwan-
nee County was established on Dec. 21, 1858. This
event will include entertainment and a time of recol-
lection and fellowship. Refreshments will be served.
Info: 386-362-1776.

Dec. 21
Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra Matinee Concert,
a Christmas pops concert
Live! At Dowling Park 2008-09 Artist Series pre-
sents Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Matinee
Concert, a Christmas pops concert at 3 p.m., Sun-
day, Dec. 21 at The Village Church, Advent Christ-
ian Village, Dowling Park. Enjoy A Taste of Sugar
Plums - varied holiday treats in Rumph Dining
Room immediately following the concert.-Info/tick-
ets: Dick Grillo, 386-658-5557.

Thru Dec. 28
Driver's license checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol will conduct driver's
license and vehicle inspection checkpoints through
Dec. 28 on Brown Road, CR 252, CR 252-A, CR
252-B, CR 25-A, SR 47, SR 341, US 441, US 41,
CR 245, CR 238, CR 135, Turner Road, SR 100,
Trotter's Road, Fairfield Farms Road,*CR 250, CR
349, SR 247 and SR 25 in Columbia County; CR
132, CR 136, CR 136-A, CR 137, CR 249, CR 250,
CR 252, CR 349, CR 49, CR 795, SR 20, SR 247,
SR 10, SR 51, US 129 and Mitchell Road in Suwan-
nee County; and CR 136, CR 152, CR 143, CR 249,
CR 137, CR 251, CR 146, CR 135, CR 141, CR
150, CR 145 and US 41, SR 6, SR 25 in Hamilton
County. Recognizing the danger presented to the
public by defective vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated
with defects such as bad brakes, worn tires and de-
fective lighting equipment. In addition, attention
will be directed to drivers who would violate the
driver license laws of Florida. The Patrol has found
these checkpoints to be an effective means of en-
forcing the equipment and driver's license laws of.
Florida while ensuring the protection of all mo-
torists.

Jan. 16, 2009
Davis and Dow, Great Jazz Divas
/ Live! At Dowling Park 2008-09 Artist Series pre-
sents Davis and Dow, Great Jazz Divas at 7 p.m.,
Friday, Jan. 16, 2009 at Rumph Dining.Room, Ad-
vent Christian Village, Dowling Park. Enjoy A Taste
of the Blues - dinner at 6 p.m. Info/tickets: Dick
Grillo, 386-658-5557.

Jan. 22, 2009
NFCC Artist Series to present
On the Wings of Freedom:
An American Portrait
North Florida Community College Artist Series
* will present "On the Wings of Freedom: An Ameri-
can Portrait" featuring pianist Mac Frampton at 7
p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009 in Van H. Priest Audi-
torium, Madison campus. Tickets, $12 adults; $6
NFCC students and children age 12 and under. Fu-


ture shows: "The Ritz Chamber Players" Feb. 19,
2009 and "Barrage: High Strung" March 31, 2009.
Info/tickets: 850-973-1653 or www.nfcc.edu.
Jan. 27, 2009
LCCC 2008-2009 Lyceum Series
to present Lewis Grizzard:
In His Own Words
Lake City Community College 2008-2009 Lyceum
Series will present Lewis Grizzard: In His Own


Words at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009 in Levy
Performing Arts Center, Lake City. Stars South Car-
olina actor, Bill Oberst Jr., show consists of uncanny
renderings of Grizzard's jokes, stories, column and
book excerpts. Info/tickets: Box Office, 386-754-
4340. Info/Lyceum Series: Mark Kirby, 386-754-
4274, kirbym@lakecitycc.edu.

Jan. 30-31, 2009
Elvis Tribute Artist Contest
at Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park
The very popular I'll Remember You Elvis Tribute
Artist Competition is looking for contestants! The
event will be held Jan. 30-31 at the Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla with a $25
competition fee. A Jan. 30, 2009 Mix and Mingle
Pre-Party will be held.from 7 p.m'. until with $10
tickets available at the door only, no advance tick-
ets. Competition will be Jan. 31, 2009, first compe-
tition session at the Music Hall, 1 p.m. Second ses-
sion and finals are Jan. 31, 2009 at 7 p.m. in the
Music Hall. For more, go to the SOSMP website
at www.musicliveshere.com, click on I'll Remember
You Elvis Tribute Artist-Competition or call 386-
364-1683.

Feb. 12, 2009
SHS School Advisory
Council will meet
.School Advisory Council for Suwannee High
School will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009
in the student activities room at the high school. All
interested students, parents, teachers and community
members are invited to attend.

Feb. 13, 2009
St. John's River
City Satin Swing Band,
Live! At Dowling Park 2008-09 Artist Series pre-
sents St. John's River City Satin Swing Band at 7
p.m., Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 in Rumph Dining Room,
Advent Christian Village, Dowling Park. Enjoy A
Taste of Mardi Gras, dinner at 6 p.m. Info/tickets:
Dick Grillo, 386-658-5557.

Feb. 19, 2009
NFCC Artist Series
to present
The Ritz
Chamber Players
North Florida Community College Artist Series
will present "The Ritz Chamber Players" at 7 p.m,
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009 in Van H. Priest Auditori-
um, Madison campus. Tickets, $12 adults; $6 NFCC
students and children age 12.and under. Future- :
show: "Barrage: High Strung" March 31, 2009.
Info/tickets: 850-973-1653 or www.nfcc.edu.

March 12, 2009
SHS School Advisory Council
will meet
School Advisory Council for Suwannee High
School will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 12,
2009 in the student activities room at the high
school. All interested students, parents, teachers and
community members are invited to attend.

March 20, 2009
LCCC 2008-2009 Lyceum Series
to present The Moscow Cats The-
ater
Lake City Community College 2008-2009 Lyceum
Series will present The Moscow Cats Theater at 7:30
p.m., Friday, March 20, 2009 in Levy Performing
Arts Center, Lake City. Features trained cats doing
everything from shimmying in hula hoops to
tightrope-walking, and also a trained dog or two,
and some clowns, .all emceed by Yuri Kuklachev, a
circus performer in his native Russia. Info/tickets:
Box Office, 386-754-4340. Info/Lyceum Series:
Mark Kirby, 386-754-4274, kirbym@lakecitycc.edu.

April 17, 2009
LCCC 2008-2009
Lyceum Series
to present Del
Suggs in Concert
Lake City Community College 2008-2009 Lyceum
Series will present Del Suggs in Concert at 7:30
p.m., Friday, April 17, 2009 in Levy Performing
Arts Center, Lake City. Del Suggs. is best known for
his unique style, which he calls - Saltwater music:
"a combination of acoustic rock, pop, blues, and
folk music - with a sunburn!" Info/tickets: Box Of-
fice, 386-754-4340. Info/Lyceum. Series: Mark Kir-.
by, 386-754-4274, kirbym@lakecitycc.edu.

May 14, 2009
SHS School Advisory
Council will meet
School Advisory Council, for Suwannee High
School will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 14, 2009
in the student activities room at the high school. All
interested students, parents, teachers and community
members are invited to attend.

March 31, 2009


NFCC Artist Series ,
to present
Barrage: High Strung.
North Florida Community College Artist Series
will present "Barrage: High Strung" at 7 p.m, Tues-
day, March 31, 2009 in Van H. Priest Auditorium,
Madison campus. Tickets, $12 adults; $6 NFCC stu-
dents and children age 12 and under. Info/tickets:
850-973-1653 or www.nfcc.edu.


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Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) Staff - Branford - third
Wednesday; Town Hall, Council Chambers, Branford; 1-2:30
p.m.; trained staff visits to assist constituents; Info: 202-225-
5235, www.house.gov/boyd/.
Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) Staff - Live Oak - third
Wednesday; City Council Chambers, City Hall, 101 SE White
Ave., Live Oak; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; trained staff visits to assist
constituents; Info: 202-225-5235, www.house.gov/boyd/.
State Representative Debbie Boyd's staff holds office
hours in Branford, Mayo'and Live Oak - A member of State
Representative Debbie Boyd's (D-Newberry) staff will visit
Branford in Suwannee County on the first Wednesday after-
noon of every month and in Mayo in Lafayette County and
Live Oak in Suwannee County on the first Thursday of every
month so the citizens will have an opportunity to meet person-
ally with staff and discuss issues. Schedule: Branford - 2-5
p.m., Wednesdays in Branford City Hall; 9:30 a.m.-noon,
Thursday in Lafayette County Commissioners Board Room;
and 1:30-5. p.m., Thursdays in the Live Oak City Hall's Coun-
cil Meeting Room.
Alzheimer's Support Group - third Thursday (except De-
cember) at 3:30 p.m.; Good Samaritan Center, Dowling Park.
Info: Angie Paarlberg, 386-658-5594.
American Legion Post 59 - third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Nell's
Restaurant, Branford.
American Legion Post 107 - The Harry C. Gray II Memor-
ial American Legion Post No. 107 - business meeting, first
Thursday at noon and third Thursday at 6:30 p.m., at 10726
142nd St., east of US 129 (Blue Lake Road), McAlpin. This is
to accommodate both those who cannot travel after dark and
those who work during the day. Info: Richard Buffington, 386-
364-5985.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 107 - first Saturday;
10 a.m.; Harry C. Gray II Memorial American Legion Post No.
,107, 10726 142nd Rd., Live Oak. Info: Tanya Lees, 386-364-
'8331. L
American Legion Post 132 - second Tuesday; 7 p.m.; Well-
born Masonic Lodge, on CR 137, downtown Wellborn; Info:
Gerald McKean, 386-963-5901.
Bible college classes offered - Third Saturday, from 2-5
p.m. at 104 Beech St., NE, Live Oak. Yearning to learn more
about the Word? Can't attend classes full time? Maybe this is
your answer. Info: Dr. Simpson, 386-364-1607 or 386-344-
4192.
Bluegrass Pickin - Suwannee Valley Bluegrass Pickin -
first Saturday, 7 p.m., Otter Springs Resort Lodge, 6470 SW
80th Ave., Trenton. It is free to the public, in a nice, air-condi-
tioned building. Info: Cloud Haley, toll-free 800-990-5410.
Bosom Buddies - a breast cancer support group - meets
at 6 p.m., second Monday, at First Advent Christian Church in
Live Oak. Breast cancer survivors are invited to share informa-
tion, prayer and strength with each other. Info: Lisa Mills, 386-
208-3949.
Branford Camera Club - third Thursday; 7:30 p.m.; Bran-
ford Library; second Thursday; Note: no-August or December
meeting; Info: Carolyn Hogue, 386-935-2044.
Chamber of Commerce - Suwannee County - second
Thursday; 7:30 a.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak; Info: 386-
362-3071.
Christian Mission in Action - first Tuesday, 6 p.m., at Tri-
umph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ Youth Center,
12001 NW Seventh St., Live Oak; Info: Audrey Sharpe, 386-.
364-4560.
Christian Mission in Action Ministry - free food and cloth-
ing give-away, second Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; at John H.
Hale Community Park and Recreation Center, Duval Street,
Live Oak; Info: Audrey Sharpe, 386-364-4560.
Citizens for Positive Progress - third Friday, 6:30 p.m. at
American Ldgion Post 107, 10726 142nd St., McAlpin, off US
129 South. Potluck supper before the meeting. Info: Ana Smith,
386-364-5584.
Council for Progress of Suwannee County - second Tues-
day; 1:30 a.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak; Info: 386-362-

SCiub Scout Pack No. 408-'Tiger, Wolf, Bears and Webelos
dens (grades one - five) - every Tuesday, Aug.-May only;
6:30-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Live Oak.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 126 - second
Thursday; 6 p.m.; 226 Parshley St., S.W, Live Oak; Info: 386-
362-1701.
Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) - first Tuesday,
5:30 p.m., Companion Animal Hospital, 605 N. Houston Street,
Live Oak. DART helps out with pets; livestock, horses, birds
and all animals during' natural disasters. Volunteers needed.
Info: 386-208-0072. .-
Dowling Park Volunteers - first Saturday; 1100 hours (11
a.m.); training each following Saturday at 1100 (11 a.m.);
22992 CR 250, Live Oak.
Drug Free Coalition of Suwannee County - last Thursday,
5:30 p.m. at 813 Pin'ewood Way, Live Oak. Info: Mary Taylor,
386-362-2272, suwannee coalition@mac.com,
www.drugfreesuwannee.com.
Fibromyalgia support group - first Monday, 6 p.m., at
Suwannee River Regional Library, 1848 Ohio Avenue South,
Live Oak. Feel free to bring.family members. Info: 386-842-
5206.
Florida Gateway Charter Chapter of the American Busi-
ness Women's Association - second Thursday; 6 p.m.; loca-
tions change; Info: Sandy Harrison, 386-754-0434 or 386-752-
0516.
Friends of Suwannee River State Park - second Tuesday;
10 a.m., board meeting; Suwannee River State Park, US 90
West, Live Oak; Last birding walk for 2008 will be held Satur-
day. Oct. 25; meet at park 8 a.m.; bring water, binoculars and
favorite bird ID book; wear comfortable shoes or boots. Park
entrance fees apply. Info: Membership Chair Walter Schoen-
felder, 850-971-5354, wbs@surfbest.net or 386-362-2746, fos-
rsp @ surfbest.net.
Ft. White Quilt Sisters - last Saturday, 9 a.m.-until, at Ft.
White Town Hall near Library. Quilters of all skill levels are
welcome to join us for a relaxing time of fun, fellowship and of
course quilting. No dues or fees required - just the love and de-
sire to quilt. Bring your lunch and quilting - make new quilting
friends. Info: 386-497-4179.
Food free to anyone in need - Alapaha River Band ,of
Cherokee, Inc., a non-profit organization, will give away free
food to anyone in need first and third Fridays, from noon-3
p.m. at Free Food Service Pantry, 3589 NW 28th Terrace, Jen-
nings. Info: Chief Joan Nelson, 386-938-4625 or 386-938-
3609, or www.thealapahariverbandofcherokeeinc.org. .
GFWC Woman's Club of Live Oak - first Friday; noon;
1308 Eleventh Street, Live Oak.
Girl Scout Leaders, Girl Scouts of Gateway Council - first
Monday; 7 p.m.; First Advent Christian Church, Live Oak;
Info: Peggy Rudser, membership specialist, 212 N. Marion
Ave., Suite 230, Lake City, FL 32055, 386-758-3230 or toll-
free 866-295-1727.
Hamilton County Governmental, Bellville Volunteer
Fire/Rescue executive board - second Monday, 7 p.m.
Hdmilton County Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
Coalition - fourth Wednesday; 9:30-11 a.m., Hamilton County
School Board meeting room, JRE Lee Administrative Com-
plex, Jasper; Info: Grace McDonald, 386-938-4911, mcdon-
Saldgl@alltel.net


Hamilton County Board of Commissioners - first Tuesday,
9 a.m., and third Tuesday at 6 p.m., County Commissioners'
Board Room, courthouse, Jasper.
Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce, Inc. - first
Thursday; 6 p.m.; 1153 US 41 NW, Suite 4,.Jasper (courthouse
annex); Info: 386-792-1300.
Hamilton County Democratic Party - 7 p.m., second Mon-
day, Jasper Public Library. All registered Democrats are invit-
ed to come. Info: Rhett Bullard, 386-303-2039.
Hamilton County Development Authority - second Thurs-
day; 7 p.m., at 1153 US 41 NW, Suite 4, Jasper (courthouse an-
nex); Info: 386-792-6828.
Hamilton County Pink Ladies - second Tuesday, 10:30
a.m., odd months meeting held at Suwannee Valley Nursing
Center, 427 NW 15th Ave., Jasper; even months at Trinity
Community Hospital, 506 NW 4th St. Jasper. They hold fund-
raisers to benefit nursing center and hospital.
Hamilton County Planning and Zoning Board - second
Tuesday, 6 p.m.; Hamilton County Board of County Commis-
sioners meeting room, Hamilton County Courthouse, Jasper;
open to the public.
Hamilton County Riding Club - first Saturday; 5 p.m.,
meeting-games; Hamilton County Arena, Jasper; third Satur-


day; 5 p.m.; trail ride-dinner,
Saturday meeting; new mem
2725.
Hamilton County School B
Monday (third Monday during
workshops-fourth Mondays -
tions, visit the di
www.firn.edulschools/hamiltoi
Hamilton County Tourist
Wednesday; 1 p.m.; 1153 US
house annex); public is welcor
Healthy Horizons, a chronic
at 6:30 p.m., second and third
istries, 1550 Walker Ave. SW,
ucational materials and friendI
to live to their fullest potential.
edition are invited to attend. O
munity. Info: Church, 386-208
Home and Community Ed
day, 9:30 a.m., at Suwannee C
um Complex, 1302 Eleventh
welcome; Pleasant Hill-secon
Community Center, McAlpin;
Home Extension Club. Short 1
workshop of different projects
always welcome. Info: Donna
or Barbara Parks, 386-362-304
Wednesday; Suwannee Coun
Eleventh Street, Live Oak. Inf
Homeless Services Networ
Tuesday, 4 p.m. at Columbia C
United Way of Suwannee Vall
.the Homeless Services Netwc
serves the counties of Colur
Hamilton. The network include
terested in the' services availab
threatened with homelessness.
uals, homeless and formerly 1i
needs of those who are exp
threatened with homelessness
Humane Society, Suwanne
ond Monday; noon; at the si
south entrance, in Lee off CR2
free 866-Adoptl2, 866-236-78
neehs.
Jasper City Council Meet
Jasper City Hall.
Jennings Town Council M
Jennings Town Hall.
White Springs Town Cour
p.m.; White Springs Town Hal
Lady of the Lake Quilting
Lake City; for anyone interest
ing; the quilting public is in'
president, 386-752-2461.
Leona 4-H Community Cl
of Av6n and Betty Hicks, 610'
ty Hicks, 3.86-963-4205; PamP
Lion's Club - second Tuesd
Farm Bureau meeting room; I
4098.
Live Oak Artist Guild - firs
ond St., Live Oak; Artwalk -
walk End of the Season Cele
Artwalk will resume again Frid
or Linda Ruwe, 386-362-0985
Live Oak Artist Guild's T
day, 6 p.m., Cultural Arts an
Live Oak. Members of the co
them.
Live! At Dowling Park Ar
a variety of performances thri
vidual tickets are available at L
The.Music Center in Live Oa
cashier's office, Dowling Par
available at the door. Info/tick
Live Oak Garden Club -
ries-third Friday; Night Bloo
Eleventh Street, Live Oak.
Live Oak Senior Citizens -
bition II Building, Coliseum C
Live Oak; escorted tours avail.
registration, balance due before
Howell, 386-842-2241.
GFWC Woman's Club of
1308 Eleventh Street, Live Oa
Suwannee Valley Humane
ond Monday; noon; at the s
south entrance, inLee off CR
free 866-Adoptl2, 866-236-7
neehs.
Live Oak, Suwannee Cou
Wednesday; 5:30 p.m. Suwan
1201 Silas Drive, Live Oak; Ii
MADD Dads - Third Thur
Courthouse. -
Man To Man Group - sec
Jones Building, Dowling Par
Info: American Cancer Societ
local office toll-free 888-295-6
Market Days - Advent Ch:
a.m.-1 p.m.; Space-first-come
lage Square shops open; Info:
McAlpin Community Clul
ered dish dinner first; everyone
members of the community of
Info: Donna Wade, 386-935-
5357; building rental: Leslie C
MOAA (Military Officer
' fourth Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at
present officers meet for din
Tarkington, 386-719-7092 or '
MOMS Club - second Wed
ship hall of Bethel Missionary
90 - seven miles from .1-75, a
bia/Suwannee County line, 12
397-1254, MOMSClubofLive
National Active and
(N.A.R.F.E.) Association - t
SE Allison Ct., Lake City; gu
tired federal employees invit
755-0907; 386-755-8570, pur
6593, rhurstl67@comcast.net
North Florida Chapter of
day; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; in the smi
River Regional Library, 1848
join them if you crochet, knit,
age. Help them take care of t
Info: Mabel Graham, 386-590
North Florida Conservati
ond Tuesday; 7 p.m.; John H.
ation Center, 215 NE Duval St
*dish; airboaters and sportsme
and waterways open for evei


cember meeting. President - N
- Garry Garrison; Secretary-"
Info: Winston Williams, 386
nwood@realtyagent.com.'
North Florida Hope Sha
Suwannee Cou'nty Sheriff's O
Room, (old Mastec building)
Non-profit support group for g
bers. Light refreshments servi
3789 or 386-364-4064.
Nursing Mom's Group - se
River Regional Library, Live
2955.
Pink Ladies of Jasper - s
months meeting held at Suwa
NW 15th Ave., Jasper; even m
pital, 506 NW 4th St. Jasper.'
nursing center and hospital.
Pleasant Hill Home and
Club, formerly known as I
Monday, 10 a.m., McAlpin C
meeting, followed by a works
community. Visitors are alwa


location announced at the first president, 386-963-3516, or Barbara Parks, 386-362-3044.
ibers welcome; Info: 386-792- Remembering the Loss of Your Baby - first Thursday;
11:30 a.m.-I p.m.; Hospice of North Central Florida, North
Board - board meetings, second Building Counseling Room, 4305 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville;
g June and July); School Board open support group for families who have experienced the loss
as needed. For times and loca- of a baby; Info: Cheryl Bailey, 352-692-5107, toll-free 800-
strict's Web site 'at 816-0596.
n/hamilton.. SHINE - Serving Health insurance Needs of Elders - Ad-
Development Council - second vent Christian Village - Dowling Park - trained volunteers
41 NW, Suite 4, Jasper (court- help elders and their caregivers in Dowling Park area of
me. Info: 386-792-6828. , Suwannee County to understand Medicare and other health in-
ic illness support group - meets surance programs make informed decisions on insurance,
Thursday at Christ Central Min- Medicare Prescription Drug Cards and on discounted prescrip-
Live Oak. Group discussion, ed- tion drug programs and eligibility requirements; free; Info: ap-
y support provided to enable all pointment - 386-658-3333 or 386-658-5329; Florida Depart-
All who live with a chronic con- ment of Elder Affairs toll-free 800-262-2243, Monday - Friday,
pen to all members of the corn- 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
-1345.. SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders)
lucators (HCE) - first Wednes- Branford - statewide program of the Florida Department of
countyy Extension Office, Colise- Elder Affairs. Free unbiased Medicare counseling provided.
Street, Live Oak; new members Trained SHINE Volunteers offer information and assistance
id Monday, at 10 a.m.; McAlpin with Medicare, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, Medicare
Formerly known as Pleasant Hill supplemental insurance, Medicaid programs, and prescription
business meeting, followed by a assistance programs, offered by pharmaceutical companies.
for the community. Visitors are They can also provide valuable information about Medicare to
Wade, president, 386-963-3516, persons soon to turn 65. Call the following number and they
4. Happy Homemakers-second will refer you to the shine counseling site at Branford Public
nty Coliseum Complex, 1302 Library or a shine counselor will call you if you cannot visit
o: 386-362-2771. this site. Info: Elder Helpline, toll-free 800-262-2243.
'k of Suwannee Valley - second SHINE - Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders -
'ounty Public Library, Lake City. Jasper . Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.; Hamilton Pharmacy Assis-
ey serves as the lead agency for tance Program, Sandlin Building, 204 NE 1st Street, Jasper;
ork of Suwannee Valley, which trained volunteers help elders and their caregivers in Suwannee
mbia, Suwannee, Lafayette and -County to understand Medicare and other health insurance pro-
des agencies and individuals in- grams make informed decisions on insurance, Medicare Pre-
ble to those who are homeless or scription Drug Cards and on discounted prescription drug pro-
Agency representatives, individ- grams and eligibility requirements; free; Info: Florida Depart-
iomeless, with an interest in the ment of Elder Affairs toll-free 800-262-2243, Monday - Friday,
?eriencing homelessness or are 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
are encouraged to attend. SHINE - Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders - Live
e Valley - Animal Shelter - sec- Oak - second Monday, 1-3 p.m. or second Thursday, 1:30-2:30
shelter located on Bisbee Loop, p.m.; Suwannee River Regional Library, US 129 South, Live
255, Madison County; Info: toll- Oak; trained volunteers help elders and their caregivers in
812, www.geocities.com/suwan- Suwannee County to understand Medicare and other health in-
surance programs make informed decisions on insurance,
ting - second Monday; 6 p.m.; Medicare Prescription Drug Cards and on discounted prescrip-
tion drug programs -and eligibility requirements; free; Info:
meeting - first Tuesday; 7 p.m.; Florida Department of Elder Affairs toll-free 800-262-2243,
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
icil Meeting: second Tuesday; 7 SHINE - Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders -
lI. White Springs - first and third Thursday; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Li-
g Guild - fourth Wednesday, in brary, 12797 Roberts Street, White Springs; free; trained vol-
ted in quilts and the art of quilt- unteers help elders and their caregivers in Suwannee County to
vited. Info: Marcia Kazmierski, understand Medicare and other health insurance programs
SI. make informed decisions on insurance, Medicare Prescription
ub - first Monday; 7 p.m.; home Drug Cards and on discounted prescription drug programs and
7 180th St., McAlpin; Info: Bet- eligibility requirements; Info: Florida Department of Elder Af-
Nettles, 386-963-1236. fairs toll-free 800-262-2243, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30
day and fourth Tuesday; 7 p.m.; p.m.
Info: Homer Scroggin, 386-364- Suwannee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association - sec-
* ond Monday; 7-9 p.m.; Suwannee River Water Management.
st Tuesday; 7 p.m.; 213 NW Sec- District, US 90 and CR 49, Live Oak; Info: Sam Bigbie, 386-
from 7-9 p.m., third Friday. Art- 362-5090; Don Neale, 386-362-4850; Sylvia Dunnam, 386-
bration will be Friday, June 20. 362-3256.
day, Oct. 17. Info: 386-3,64-5099 Suwannee County Animal Control Governing Board - at
5. 5 p.m., second Tuesday at Suwannee River Regional Library,
Theater group meets third Mon- 1848 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak. Public invited. Info: 386-364-
d Gallery, 213 Second St. NW, 1860.
immunity are encouraged to join Suwannee County Cattlemen's Association - third Thurs-
day; 6:30 p.m.; Farmers Co-op meeting room; Info: Herb
tist Series 2008-09 - will present Rogers, 386-362-4118.
u Feb. 13, 2009. Season or indi- Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce. - second
Iive Oak Chamber of Commerce, Thursday; 7:30 a.m.; 816 South Ohjo Ave. Live Oak; Info: 386-
k or at Advent Christian Village 362-3071. - . 1
rk. Individual event tickets also Suwannee County: Council for Progress of Suwannee
ets: Dick Grillo, 386-658-5557. County - second Tuesday; 7:30 a.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave.
September-May; Morning Glo- Live Oak; Info: 386-362-3071.
)mers-third Tuesday, ,1302 S.W. Suwannee County Conservation District - third Thursday,
7 p.m., at Suwannee River Water Management District Office,
- first Monday; 10:30 a.m.; Exhi- US 90 and CR 49, Live Oak. Open to the public. Info: District
Complex, 1302 SW Eleventh St.,. Office, 386-362-2622, ext. 3.
able, prices vary; Deposits due at Suwannee County Democratic Executive Committee -
re trip. Info: Walter and Charlene first Thursday, 7 p.m., Live Oak City Hall, 101 White Ave. SE,
Live Oak; All welcome. Info: Monica, 386-330-2036.
Live Oak - first Friday at noon; Suwannee County Development Authority - second Tues-
ik. day; 5:30 p.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak; Info: 386-362-
Society - Animal Shelter - sec- 3071.
shelter located on Bisbee Loop, Suwannee County Tourist Development Council - fourth
255, Madison County; Info: toll- Tuesday; 1 p.m.; 816 South Ohio. Ave. Live Oak; Info: 386-
812, www.geocities.com/suwan- 362-3071.
Suwannee County Senior Citizens - first Monday; 10:30
nty Recreation Board - second a.m., Exhibition II Building, Coliseum Complex, 1302 SW
nee Parks & Recreation offices, Eleventh St., Live'Oak; escorted tours available, prices vary;
ifo: 386-362-3004. Deposits due at registration, balance due before trip. Info: Wal-
sday; 7 p.m.; Suwannee County ter and Charlene Howell, 386-842-2241.
Suwannee Elementary School (SES) School Advisory
ond Thursday; 7 p.m.; Marvin E. Council (SAC) - meets at 6 p.m., third Tuesday, in the media
rk; free; refreshments provided; center at SES, 1748 South Ohio/Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue,
y toll-free 800-ACS-2345 or the Live Oak. All interested parties are welcome to attend..
6787 (Press 2) Ext. 114. Suwannee High School (SHS) Band Boosters - second
ristian Village - first Saturday; 8 Thursday, 6:30' p.m., in the band room at Suwannee High
first-serve basis, $10 each; Vil- School, Live Oak..
Lodge Office 386-658-5200. Suwannee River Valley Archaeology Society - third Tues-
b - second Monday; 7 p.m.; cov- day; public library, Branford; Info: 386-935-4901.
e welcome, purpose - to acquaint Suwannee Valley Bluegrass Pickin - first Saturday, 7 p.m.,
f services available in the county; Otter Springs Resort Lodge, 6470 SW 80th Ave., Trenton. It is
3516 or Shirley Jones, 386-963- free to the public, in a nice, air-conditioned building. Info:
wenss, 386-364-3400. Cloud Haley, toll-free 800-990-5410.
rs Association of America) - Suwannee Valley Builders Association - second Thursday;
Elks Club, Lake City; former and 6 p.m.; Cheryl's Noon Buffet, Fifth Street, Live Oak; $5 per
ner and program; Info: Dennis person for meal and meeting.
Tandy Carter, 386-719-9706. Suwannee Valley Genealogical Society - first Thursday; 7
inesday; 11:15 a.m. at the fellow- p.m., Wilbur St., Live Oak; Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9
Baptist Church, go West on US a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.; Info: 386-330-0110.
nd 1-1/2 miles from the Colum- Suwannee Valley Humane Society - Animal Shelter - sec-
miles from Live Oak; Info: 386- ond Monday; noon; at the shelter located on Bisbee Loop,
OakLakeCityFl@alltel.net' south entrance, in Lee off CR 255, Madison County; Info: toll-
Retired Federal Employees free 866-Adoptl2, 866-236-7812, www.geocities.com/suwan-
hird Tuesday; 11:30 a.m.; at 628 neehs.
iest speakers; all present and re- Suwannee Valley Quilters - first and third Thursday; 10
ed; Info: Miriam. Stanford, 386- a.m.; Info: Jane, 386-776-2909 - after 4 p.m.
rvislkcty@aol.com; or 386-752- Suwannee Valley Kennel Club - third Tuesday; 7:30 p.m.;
.. Hospitality and Recreational Building, Columbia County Fair-
Newborns in Need - first Tues- grounds, Lake City.
all conference room at Suwannee Tourist Development Council - Suwannee County -
US 129 South, Live Oak.. Please fourth Tuesday; 1 p.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak; Info:
sew, serge or can cut out or pack- 386-362-3071.
he premature babies in our area. Vision SSeeds, Inc. - second Tuesday, 6 p.m. promptly, at lo-
-4075. cation to be announced. Spiritual-Social-Educational-Econom-
on and Airboat Alliance - sec- ic Development. Save our children! Unity in Christ Jesus-Em-
Hale Community Park & Recre- powerment. All are welcome. Info: Otha White Sr., president,
., Live Oak; all meetings covered 386-364-1367.
:n working to keep public lands Vivid Visions, Inc. - first Monday; 5:30 p.m.; Douglass Cen-
ryone to use and enjoy. No De- ter Conference Room; a shelter and outreach agency for vic-
Winston Williams; Vice President tims of domestic violence; Info: 386-364-5957.


Treasurer Patty Wood-Williams. Wellborn Community Association (WCA) - second Thurs-
6-362-6716; or e-mail pattyan- day; 7 p.m.; Wellborn Community Center; Info: Bonnie Scott,
386-963-4952, 386-208-1733-leave a message. WCA fund-
are - second Tuesday, 6 p.m., raiser to benefit building fund - Blueberry Pancake Break-
ffice, Criminal Division Training fast - first Saturday; center of Wellborn, Andrews Square; blue-
, 1902 NE Duval St., Live Oak. berry pancakes, sausage and orange juice or coffee. Blueberry
grieving parents and family mem- Festival - first Saturday in June each year. -
ed. Info: Missy Norris, 386-364- Wellborn Neighborhood Watch - last Thursday, 7 p.m.,
Blake Lowe Building, 1517 4th Ave., Wellborn; Info: Bruce or
second Friday; 10 a.m.; Suwannee Jane, 386-963-3196.
Oak; Info: Michelle, 386-776- White Springs Town Council Meeting: second Tuesday; 7
p.m.; White Springs Town Hall.
second Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., odd The White Springs Folk Club - 2007-2008 season features
nnec Valley Nursing Center, 427 performances by well known artists at Telford Hotel, River
months at Trinity Community Hos- Street, White Springs. Dinner and lodging are also available,
They hold fund-raisers to benefit call 386-397-2000 for reservations. Concert room opens at 6:30
p.m. A reception, drawing and intermission performance ses-
Community Education (HCE) sion featuring local/regional performers- will follow. Cost:
lome Extension Club - second $12.50 per person at the door, performance and reception. Info:
community Center Small business Club, 386-397-2420 or mckenziew@alltel.net.
shop of different projects for the GFWC Woman's Club of Live Oak - first Friday at noon;
ys welcome. Info: Donna Wade, 1308 Eleventh Street, Live Oak.


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